“The company’s production capacity in Italy is over 1.5 million cars but production is stuck at 500 thousand. The issue is open and needs to be addressed. Incentives in themselves do not solve and there is a need to a stronger logic of intervention”. Thus the leader of the CGIL, a short distance from the back-and-forth between Minister Urso and the CEO of Stellantis, Tavares
“Stellantis? We are faced with a situation that we have been denouncing for some time. The company’s production capacity in Italy is over 1.5 million cars but production is stuck at 500 thousand. The topic is open and it is necessary that it be addressed, we ask Meloni himself to take the field by calling a meeting with Stellantis and the unions at Palazzo Chigi: incentives in themselves do not solve and there is a need for a stronger logic of intervention”. This was said by the leader of the CGIL Maurizio Landini , making matters worse: “The State is present in France. We are once again asking that the Italian State also enter. This is nothing new. We have been asking for it for some time”, he added.
Minister Urso’s “provocation”.
The statement by the leader of the CGIL on the Stellantis case follows closely what sounds more like a “provocation” from the Minister of Business and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso. “If Tavares and others demand that Italy do as France did, which changed its state stake in Stellantis, they ask us and we can reason together. Make us a request,” underlined the minister. The CEO of Stellantis, just in the last few hours, had explained that “if subsidies are not given for the purchase of electric vehicles, the plants in Italy will be put at risk”. The spark was an interview given to Bloomberg in which the manager, responding to a question about the Italian government’s criticism of the possibility of relocating part of production to other countries, replied by defining the issue as “a scapegoat, trying to avoid responsibility due to the fact that if you don’t provide incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles, Italian factories will be put at risk.” In this sense, the jobs at risk would be above all those in Turin Mirafiori (where the electric 500 is produced) and Pomigliano. Meanwhile in Rome, in the Mimit offices, the automotive table met in a summit that produced the official announcement of 950 million for the purchase of sustainable cars in Italy, speeding up and encouraging the replacement of polluting cars.