The world of politics is taking action to find a solution to the Gkn case, the multinational that basically decided to close the Campi Bisenzio factory in the province of Florence, firing 422 workers and putting the related companies in crisis. UA keystone could be another multinational, namely the Stellantis automotive group.
This is a difficult solution but perhaps the only one that can be used to save at least part of the jobs that would otherwise be permanently lost. “The crux of the closure of the Gkn factory in Tuscany cannot be solved and” the government is beginning to consider that it can put a lot of pressure on Stellantis to put Gkn in a tight spot in the event that it does not agree to access the 13 weeks of layoffs ” . This is what emerged yesterday from government sources reported by the agencies. The point is that Stellantis is the first customer of the components company covering about 80% of orders. Indeed, Gkn’s goal would be to move production to the Brunico plant and then follow Stellantis to France and Poland. On Wednesday the table on the Tuscan crisis ended with a suspension and the promise of a new call“, Reports Il Sole 24 Ore.
The Undersecretary for Economic Development Alessandra Todde made the first proposal to Gkn, with the request to proceed with at least 13 weeks of layoffs to give time to look for a solution. However, hopes seem to be low, especially among the workers: there is a lot of mistrust of the property, considered not sufficiently ‘open’ to other roads than their own. On the other hand, Stellantis also has several problems to think about: first of all how to organize the transition to the electric world. An epochal transition that will undoubtedly lead to the (hopefully gradual) abandonment of one supply chain, the mechanical one, to embrace another, more linked to the electronics sector.