Stellantis’ decision to assign the gigafactory to Molise instead of Piedmont still burns in Turin. Politicians and entrepreneurs expected a positive response from the automotive group resulting from the merger between FCA and PSA, but in the end they were left empty-handed, while Fiat gradually dissociates itself from its Turin identity.
The President of the Piedmont Region Alberto Cirio and the mayor Chiara Appendino met again, together with the trade associations and trade unions, to make the common point before the meeting with the president of the council of ministers Mario Draghi, expected next Tuesday. Turin wants to show itself united in front of the government, asking for access to a plan that accompanies the territory in the electricity transition. There are many worries on the job front and we want to avoid losing the chance to actively participate in the transformation of the auto market.
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The newspaper La Stampa collected some statements. “Turin will clearly tell the Prime Minister of the strong criticalities he is experiencing and which cannot be considered on a par with other cities in the north. We are facing the difficult transition of the auto sector and the effects of the lack of effective industrial policies for the sector. And it is necessary to ensure that here we do not think only of producing high-end cars, but that investments are also made in other market segments.»Said Corrado Alberto, president of the API. “Fiscal support policies are needed, for example, by expanding the regulation on complex crisis areas to medium-sized enterprises with a turnover below 50 million“. added Dario Gallina, president of the Chamber of Commerce.
Unions are also looking to the present, with two-hour strikes called for next week over recent layoffs in the automotive sector. The initiative comes from the national secretariats of Fim, Fiom and Uilm; the plants involved include Leonardo Caselle, Avio Aero, Denso, Maserati Grugliasco and Stellantis Mirafiori.