Mercoledì, 17 Ottobre 2018

Sardinian Alcoa worker threatens 20-m jump


(ANSA) – Carbonia, January 8 – A contract worker from the
troubled Alcoa aluminium smelter in Portovesme, Sardinia,
threatened to throw himself off a 20-m tower on Tuesday amid
concern over social welfare provisions for laid-off workers.
The incident took place at the ex Serbariu mine in the
depressed Sulcis area where Alcoa workers had gathered to call
for reassurances from national and local government concerning
their social security situation.
The emergency services intervened at the scene and managed
to persuade the worker to climb down from the tower.
He was subsequently taken to hospital for medical
The latest protest follows last year's decision by the US
aluminium giant to power down its Portovesme smelter, which
employed hundreds of people in the area.
The plant has technically been at a standstill since
November 1, while Alcoa promised to keep all workers employed
through the end of 2012.

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