"Arcelor Mittal reduces the number of workers in the company and informs the unions in the afternoon. In the evening other communications to workers made by telephone. Arrogant and arrogant management. We ask the Government for an urgent meeting "
So in a note Franco Rizzo, provincial coordinator USB Taranto: “From today a reduction in production in the steel plant with the shutdown of several plants: PLA from 17 May, Pickling from today, Decatreno from Saturday, Zincatura 2 will not restart as scheduled on 18 May, for Tna2, currently stopped for maintenance, Arcelor Mittal will make further announcements.
Arcelor Mittal therefore stops some plants and reduces the number of workers in the company with repercussions for safety and for the environment, bringing the number of work units below that limit that had previously defined impassable. So do today what we asked in the recent past to reduce contagion from Covid-19 as much as possible: limits the presence in the company without specifying the reasons. It is clear that such an attitude generates the danger of unrest within the factory at a time that is already complicated in itself.
After the official communication made to the unions in the afternoon, in the evening the company, in an anomalous way (with phone calls), informed other workers of the decision to keep them at home.
Everything is given to this company, it says everything and then the opposite without anyone pointing it out and weighing it. Another clear example of this: as regards the production of cast iron, Pascucci, director of the plant and Ferrucci, chief of staff, less than a month ago, declared, in the presence of the Prefect, that 8.500 tons represented the minimum level to guarantee plant safety; then it is not clear how today we can be below 7.500 tons per day.
In addition, the number of fired workers continues to grow, also recently several workers have received the communication from the company which among other things gives futile reasons; the number of redundancies is also high. From this we can deduce the arrogance of the CEO of Arcelor Mittal and of the other executives, who are the coherent expression of a company that, in our opinion, has no intention of honoring the commitments made with the Government, which still does not pay the companies of the contract and which continues to lay down the law in every way, not even respecting the institutions ".