Italy - Talks at GEA reopened after strike - August 31, 2018

The management of the German-owned GEA plant has agreed to attend talks with trade unions and local government officials over plans by the company to sell its oil and gas refrigeration division in Castel Maggiore. Workers at the plant, who are members of trade union FIOM-CGIL, went on strike in protest at the proposed sale on 10 July. The union wants to safeguard jobs and production at GEA’s sizeable plant outside the northern city of Bologna. New talks have to lead to written joint terms of reference on how the sale will take place and how employment can be maintained.

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