Italy - Employment at ILVA steel plant still uncertain - August 31, 2018

Metalworkers trade union FIOM called on the government to clarify its position on the troubled ILVA Taranto steel plant. For the union, it is unthinkable that there can be even one redundancy. ArcelorMittal received a green light for a takeover of ILVA, which is in the hands of government-appointed administrators after being at the centre of environmental scandal linked to high cancer rates in the Taranto area. The labour and industry minister recently said that a revised plan by ArcelorMittal to take over the company was still not good enough in terms of guarantees for the environment and jobs. He said that scrapping the ILVA tender won by ArcelorMittal was still on the cards. In July 2018, Arcelor said it would support a ‘suitable solution’ on saving most of the 14,000 plant jobs.

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