Italy -Steel plant on strike against closure -January 24, 2012

On Tuesday 24 January, unions reported that workers at Italian steelmaker Lucchini's iron and coke producing unit in Trieste went on a one-day strike to protest against plans to halt the plant. Lucchini Group, controlled by Alexei Mordashov, the majority stakeholder of Russian steel maker Severstal, has told the unions it could stop production at the Ferriera Servola plant from 1 February. Urging Lucchini to find a solution to keep the plant running, Servola workers decided to lay down tools on Tuesday, the FIM, FIOM, UILM and FAILMS unions said in a joint statement. Shutdown of the Trieste plant would hit the entire group, unions say.


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2012.

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