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Ilva Steel Worker Unions Start Strike and Protest in Rome

Steel News - Published on Wed, 11 Dec 2019

Image Source: ArcelorMittal Ilva
Trade unions representing steel workers staged a big protest in Rome on as the Italian government continues talks to stop ArcelorMittal going back on an agreement to take over the former ILVA group. With thousands of jobs at stake, the country's three largest trade unions CGIL, CISL, and UIL promoted a 32 hour work stop in all plants starting from 12 PM local time on Monday night. Simultaneously, they called for a rally in the Italian capital that drew thousands of workers from Taranto and all of the other factories across the country.

CGIL union Secretary-General Mr Maurizio Landini said "Our message addresses both the government and the company. ArcelorMittal made a mistake by appealing to the court. It should sit around the table and negotiate instead, starting from the deal inked with unions in September last year. We'll fill Rome.”

ArcelorMittal in November filed suit to get out of their contract to take over the former ILVA steel works, including its troubled Taranto plant. On Monday Italian Prime Minister Mr Giuseppe Conte stressed that negotiation with ArcelorMittal are only at the beginning.

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Posted By : Arun Huidrom on Wed, 11 Dec 2019
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