Headed to the capital for the protest demonstration, they decided to block the motorway at the Frascati Est service area for 15 minutes
THE workers from the former Ilva of Taranto headed to Rome for the protest demonstration spontaneously decided to occupy the Rome-Naples motorway near the Frascati Est service area. USB made this known in a statement, which reads that the union “is taking the side of the Ex Ilva workers, in defense of their sacrosanct demands until they are accepted by the Meloni government, which has backtracked on to promises of public intervention to defend steel and employment, while Minister Fitto has diverted the funds provided by the Pnrr for environmental redevelopment”. The blockade, which lasted about 15 minutes, did not cause any particular inconvenience and traffic returned to normal.
What ex-Ilva workers ask for
“We ask for immediate intervention on the part of President Meloni and Minister Urso, so that they will finally listen to the demands of the workers of the Ex Ilva and make them their own, ending the negotiations with private entities who have no other interest than to speculate on the lives of the people of Taranto and of workers”, writes the USB.
“For decades the workers of the former Ilva in Taranto have been forced into limbo by the administrations that have followed one another in the steelworks and by the governments of our country. The exasperation of the workers of the Taranto plant has reached the limit”, we read in the note . “The Morselli management, on behalf of the multinational ArcelorMittal, is leading to the closure of the plants, with culpable abandonment of maintenance and lack of investments which make the plants inefficient and dangerous for the workers, as well as for the population of Taranto itself. It is time that the State increase public participation in the company that manages the plant, to the point of becoming the majority shareholder and assuming control. Only in this way will it be possible to finally provide a response to a territory like the Taranto area, responding to the needs of the former Ilva laid-off workers in extraordinary administration” .