Companies: CGIL, impressive data from Mise crisis tables, 50 thousand workers in the balance

“Impressive”, for the CGIL, the number of industrial crisis tables open to the Mise and the number of workers involved: in fact, between redundancies, layoffs and cig, more than 50 thousand people would be in precarious balance. And this only according to a picture that is still partial at the moment and that the Confederation Industry and Networks Area is finishing up, asking for specific choices from the government on the matter. “These are some tens of thousands of workers involved in the many states of crisis of companies that have decided to close their doors, or to relocate to resort to the redundancy fund or to reconvert into other productions, explains the CGIL commenting on the long list of negotiations. from Acciaierie d’Italia to Whirlpool, from Embraco to Treofan, from Jsw as Abb. In the Tlc sector alone, the union estimates over 16,000 workers affected by industrial crises and 3,000 in the footwear district.

But the sectors most affected are also those of Fashion, footwear and the steel industry, with the specific weight of the former Ilva and Piombino plants (13,000 workers) whose fate remains undefined due to the absence of a national design for the steel industry. that you also plan the allocation of sites. Appliances are not doing better, due to the difficult competition with foreign markets, the Automotive, heavily burdened by the difficulties of Stellantis, and for which an overall redesign would be needed, accompanied by the start of the transition to the ecological transition .

Just yesterday, the Minister of Development Giorgetti had summarized the crisis tables underway at the Mise in 69. These are numbers that the CGIL estimates are rising and that do not find answers at the height of the emergency situation as shown by the recent anti-relocation regulations for the union. “The anti-relocation decree at the launch of the Government in these hours sees the establishment of a procedure that has no effect on open industrial crises”, he explains. In fact, few disputes have so far found a solution, last in order of appearance that of Gkn which just today formalized the sale to the Borgomeo group, and the Elika company, which produces extractor hoods, “which thanks to the strikes of the workers and the resources made available by the Government has retraced its steps, bringing important productions back to Italy “.

Instead, “dozens and dozens of situations are still open and for which a solution is not yet at hand”, Silvia Spera, head of ‘Complex industrial crisis areas’. What is needed for the CGIL, “is that the country endowed with an overall industrial project where the tools to safeguard our industrial system are also identified and at the same time we intervene on innovation and research to position our industrial system in a European driving and guiding role “. For this reason, the union, Spera reiterates, “asks that the injection of public capital have a sign, that is, that goes in the direction of the industrial choices now necessary to guarantee the right energy, digital and environmental transition”.

The idea of ​​the CGIL, he concludes, “is in fact that of an industrial policy project which, through a strong public direction, directs and accompanies the processes of industrial reconversion, transformation and innovation. And that this is also the objective of the NRP.