Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018
TURIN

Fiat reaches deal with unions for Mirafiori investments

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Turin, September 4 - Fiat on Wednesday reached a
deal with Italian trade unions that opens the doors to a major
investment package for the Mirafiori plant in the carmaker's
home city of Turin.
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said in a statement that the
agreement made it possible to "immediately start the investment
plan necessary to guarantee the production and employment future
of the Mirafiori plant".
The deal comes after a period of tension in which Fiat
threatened that it could drop its commitments to investing in
Italian plants due to problems in its industrial relations here.
Fiat has been engaged in a long tussle with the left-wing
FIOM union over its drive to introduce more flexible working
practices in Italy to make the plants profitable.
Marchionne told union representatives that workers at
Mirafiori would be temporarily laid off in October and put on
CIG benefits while production lines are made ready for it to
produce a Maserati SUV model.
Rocco Palombella, the secretary general of the UILM union,
said Fiat had pledged to invest just under one billion euros in
Mirafiori.
Ferdinando Uliano of the FIM union said the carmaker also
planned to produce another model at Mirafiori in addition to
Maserati SUV, while stressing that the company had not said when
this would happen.
FIM Secretary General Giuseppe Farina, meanwhile, said
Marchionne has also confirmed Fiat would maintain its
commitments to invest in other Italian factories.

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