The territorial secretariats of Fiom, Uilm and Usb of Taranto, together with the unitary trade union representatives of Acciaierie d'Italia, confirm the mobilization in Rome on 11 January with the local authorities and announce a 32-hour strike from 11 pm on 10 January to 7 am of 12 January against the latest decree approved in the evening by the Council of Ministers containing "Urgent measures for plants of strategic national interest".
Decree which confirms, the unions underline, "the willingness to disburse the 680 million, already allocated, in shareholder financing mode, shamefully restoring even the penal shield to the site managers"
Bridge loan of 680 million to Acciaierie d'Italia convertible into a capital increase with an increase in Invitalia of up to 60%.
Return of the penal shield for plants of national strategic interest, including the former Ilva, criminal procedural rules to ensure production continuity by intervening on the regulation of seizures and on criminal liability for all plants of national interest.
This is the latest act of an industrial and environmental dispute that has been going on for a decade and which still doesn't seem to find a happy ending.
During the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy Adolfo Urso gave a briefing on the agreement to strengthen the production capital of Acciaierie d'
The agreement is framed and supported by a decree, approved by the CDM, on urgent measures for plants of national strategic interest.
The press release released by the Made In Italy ministry after the CDM confirms the rumors of the eve.
The return of the penal shield for the managers of the Taranto plant removed by the Conte government and which Meloni called "central" a few days ago.
To the 680 million that will be used to repay the debts accumulated by ArcelorMittal management, the billion allocated by the Aiuti bis decree and the resources foreseen for the DRI and the Just transition fund must be added.
Minister Urso therefore set the ex Ilva Table for 19 January with the participation of social forces, trade unions and production associations, representatives of local authorities, public and private shareholders in which the company will illustrate the development plans and industrial commitments and employment".
It was 2013 when the then Minister of the Environment Andrea Orlando at the height of a series of environmental defaults, took away the management of Taranto from the Rivas to entrust it to an extraordinary commissioner.
In Taranto they have never hidden that they prefer Invitalia to ArcelorMittal to lead the great green restructuring of the steel mill.
"A new governance" of the Taranto steel mill is requested in unison by all the unions: from Fiom-Cgil to Ugl (the union traditionally close to the right), the mayor of Taranto and president of the province Rinaldo Melucci and the president of Michele Emiliano Region.
Unions and local institutions are against a 680 million euro bridging loan given to "Acciaierie d'Italia" without this amount being transformed into shares held by the public shareholder "Invitalia" which would thus already rise to 60% in 2023 with a consequent change of governance.
"In our last meeting, Minister Urso assured me that they would use this money, for a capital account, thus increasing the government's stake in the company's capital. I have no reason to believe that he has changed his mind", Emiliano said in the morning, speaking at the meeting with the trade unions and the mayor of Taranto in the council chamber of the provincial building.
"An intervention is urgently needed to deal with the difficulties of Acciaierie d'Italia.