Italy - FRONERI workers protests - October 31, 2017

One year after the creation of the FRONERI ice cream joint venture by Nestlé and the French private equity firm PAI Partners, the company has launched a full-blown attack on workers throughout Europe. The attack targets factory workers, salesforce and office workers in Germany, Finland, Switzerland, and in Greece and Italy, factory closures have been announced. So far, some 850 workers risk losing their jobs so the company can reach a target of 20% operating margin. Workers at the former Nestlé factory in Parma were informed that the company intends to close the factory and dismiss 180 workers. The food workers unions have issued a joint statement demanding the withdrawal of the collective dismissal procedure and closure plans.

Read on: in English …   The statement, in Italian …

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