Workers pay the heaviest bill in the world political war against diesel engines. As widely assumed in recent months, the forced energy transition to electricity and it stop on the sale of thermal cars from 2035 it has repercussions on Italian workers and on that supply chain that produced its wealth with the diesel engine.
Let’s talk about the multinational Bosch which produces in our country components for diesel engines and formalized the need for reduce by 700 units over the next five years the number of employees in their own establishment of Modugnonear Bari. Unfortunately also Marelli declared the need to reduce its workforce, estimating a cut of about 550 jobs.
Car crisis in Italy
Italy is paying a heavy bill and the automotive crisis risks wiping out many jobs. In addition to Covid on the Italian car industry, the one that mainly produces the components of heat engines, has to deal with the transition without ifs and buts to electricadvocated by a short-sighted policy.
Bosch layoffs with farewell to diesel
In Bari Bosch produces pumps for the system common rail of diesel engines, designed by Fiat and perfected by the German company. The demand for diesel cars, so much so as to send the Apulian site, where they currently work, into crisis 1,700 employees.
Of these over 700 in the next 5 years risk losing their jobs, with serious social repercussions that too many underestimate. The intervention of the trade unions is more superficial than substantial. The Ministry of Economic Development has also announced the opening shortly of a special discussion table with the social partners.
Bosch factory in Bari conversion
The Bosch factory in Modugno will not close in the company’s intentions but will be profoundly downsized given that 80% of production is linked to diesel engines. In addition to the cuts, the recovery plan also includes initiatives for training and retraining of the staff.
The environments will also be destined to the new market needs. In this regard, components for e have been produced in Modugno for a while-electric bikes. However, the conversion will save only a fraction of the jobs, with nearly 50% of the workforce facing redundancy due to the farewell to diesel.
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