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25 Mai 2020


Italy: Electronics firm lays off 190 workers despite government support and lay-off ban

"Electronics multinational Jabil fires 190 Italian workers during pandemic", 25 May 2020

US headquartered electronics multinational Jabil [one of the world's largest electronics manufacturing multinationals] announced that it was making 350 out of the 700 workers at the Marcianise plant [in Southern Italy] redundant. After 160 workers took voluntary redundancy or were redeployed elsewhere, 190 workers find themselves on the streets from ... Monday 25 May.

This is despite a support package from the Italian government that bans layoffs until mid-August... The Italian government... package includes a wage guarantee fund, grants to business, and moratoria on tax payments, utility bills and retrenchments. The company made commitments to the Ministry of Economic Development, which it has failed to honour.

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates FIOM-CGIL, FIM-CISL and UILM have reacted by pledging an indefinite strike. Unions are ... calling for a response from the government....