The Prime Minister assures: "I will speak with everyone"
In front of it, workers have gathered and committee representatives with banners asking for the economic conversion of the territory. "I'll talk to everyone but calmly"said Conte before crossing the gates, responding to those who asked him closing. Many are citizens of the neighbor Tamburi district: "Here there are more deaths than births," says a mother. "We trust the institutions but don't let us lose," adds another. "This city requires more – adds another person – because you continue to insist on this factory". The President of the Council talks with some, reports the theme on work. "Do you work?" He asks a citizen. "I'm unemployed now", answers. And when he is asked for a judgment on the company that now runs the plant, he answers the premier, "Mittal did not behave so well". To a protester he said: "Take off the hood, I come here without a mask ", according to what he said captured by the TV microphones present. There voltage remains tall and the president tries to calm theagitation of the crowd repeating loudly "I'll talk to everyone".
Strike until Saturday morning
The strike called by Fim, Fiom and Uilm began Friday morning at 7 am in the Taranto steel plant and in the other sites of the ArcelorMittal group. Dozens of procurement workers they arrived at the gates to protest too: in fact, the induced trembles, come on 400 employees of the Sanac up to 50 of the Enetec for which the company has already requested the ordinary layoff fund. The metalworkers ask "the company the immediate withdrawal of the procedure of retrocession of the business branches and the government not to grant no alibi to the same to disengage, restoring all the conditions in which the agreement was signed 6 September 2018 which would guarantee the possibility of completing the environmental plan in the established deadlines ”. Fim, Fiom and Uilm argue that "the multinational has placed some provocative conditions and unacceptable and the most serious concern the modification of the Environmental Plan, the production downsizing to 4 million tons and the request for dismissal of 5 thousand workers, in addition to questioning the return to work of the 2 thousand currently in Extraordinary Administration ”. Today, ArcelorMittal has received the assistance Moody's who warned the multinational: "Necessary aordered exit from the Italian market ”to preserve the rating and its outlook.
Patuanelli: "Nationalize? I don't see why talking about risk "
"I don't see why talking about risk. I believe it was historically a error privatize the steel industry, which was a flagship and of which today remains a single plant, "affirmed the Minister of Economic Development Patatelli, in an interview with The Republic, on the risk of nationalizing the former Ilva. "Right now – he underlines – the government's priority is to get ArcelorMittal respect commitments taken. This is Plan A, Plan B and Plan C and for this reason I have called Parliament, the social forces and all the institutional components of the country to a sense of responsibility that must make the entrepreneur feel the massive presence of the Italian system " . "The theme of the shield – says Patuanelli – is no longer there. As a government we immediately gave the company the willingness to reinsert it, to remove any alibi. But ArcelorMittal said that even if we solved, in addition to that, the other side issues, the quay and the blast furnace 2, the production would still be 4 million tons per year. With 5 thousand redundancies. It is unacceptable ". Meanwhile in the morning Jindal denied the interest in taking over the multinational, again relaunched by some newspapers even though the Indian group has just committed to Asia for an investment from 2.8 billion euros: "We strongly deny", says a tweet from the company, the press rumors that could "renew his interest for the Taranto steel plant ”.
Intesa suspends loans and mortgages of workers: "Concreto support"
Intesa Sanpaolo, which was in the ArcelorMittal consortium in the tender phase, will suspend the installments of mortgages is loans of employees of the former Ilva and gods providers its customers for a period of up to 12 months, collecting the proposal of Fabi. "Intesa Sanpaolo wants to prove its own nearness to former Ilva employees and supplier companies and their families at this time of serious difficulty ”, he explains Carlo Messina, managing director and CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo. "We felt that the suspension of mortgages and loans was an intervention by concrete support for people and local communities in the current situation. Attention to the dynamics and social needs of the territories is for us one of the cornerstones of our way of banking, "he continues.