Italy -Strike at ILVA plant ended -January 20, 2013

The battle over the future of ILVA, owned by the Riva Group, has been one of the biggest challenges faced by the government of Prime Minister Mario Monti and a symbol of the struggle to preserve heavy manufacturing (see the November Newsletter). Union workers, who earlier stopped two of the plant's steel works and a blast furnace to put pressure on management to ensure the future of the site, said they ended their strike, after the government promised the salaries would continue to be paid. This was decided after an emergency meeting between government, unions and company management to save the ILVA factory from closure.



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