The workers fired by Gkn Driveline, a British company that has decided to drastically reduce its commitment in the Campi Bisenzio factory (province of Florence), they are continuing their protest about the treatment they have suffered. The company reported the dismissal of 422 plant workers and 80 contractor workers through an email, prompting a national case.
The workers organized a march in the industrial area of Campi Bisenzio, welcoming together with their delegations from the Whirlpool in Naples and from the Sammontana in Empoli. Also present were the employees on strike arriving from the Stellantis production plants in Melfi and Pomigliano d’Arco. The mayor of Campi Bisenzio, Emiliano Fossi and the president of the Tuscany Region, Eugenio Giani, were also on site.
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For the national secretary Fiom Cgil, Francesca Re David, “this is not a strike, but a demonstration that leads the case to become one dispute symbol. The government must prevent the multinationals from making industrial policies because the automotive industry produces 27% of our trade balance. Losing it and not defending it means giving up being the second manufacturing country in Europe. There is nothing new on the negotiations at the Mise; Gkn’s attitude hasn’t changed. This is a slap in the face of the government which must react immediately“.
Cesare Damiano, former Minister of Labor and Inail councilor, launched an appeal, according to the Fatto Quotidiano, to the Prime Minister Mario Draghi. “THEl Pnrr is not the only recovery plan for multinationals; does not limit itself to stimulating quantitative growth, albeit an important one, but demonstrates that it is, not only in words, a transition path characterized by social cohesion, the defense of the weakest and the fight against inequalities“, he has declared. The Gkn case continues to shake politics, but on the other hand the company has raised a very high wall and for now there seems to be no room for negotiation.