ArcelorMittal Italia Shuts Steel Mill 1 Laying Off 250 Workers
SteelOrbis reported that ArcelorMittal Italia informed local metalworkers' unions that it will halt its steel mill 1 in Taranto from Thursday, January 23, until the end of March. 250 out of 457 employees will be laid off, while the rest will be relocated to steel mill 2. Part of the production of steel mill 1 will be moved to steel mill 2. According to unions, the new production structure is due to a poor supply of raw materials and the current production capacity linked to the orders situation.
The unions have expressed their opposition to the company's decision as they believe that the temporary transfer of production to steel mill 2 may have negative repercussions in terms of safety and the environment. They said that "ArcelorMittal's choice is unacceptable because, to date, no industrial plan has been shared with the government and the trade union organizations. Accordingly, immediate suspension of unilateral initiative is required."
Source : SteelOrbis