So Franco Rizzo provincial coordinator Usb Taranto in a press note: "We expected it to be broadcast as expected within the broadcast"Reservoir Dogs”, The service, the result of over a month of work, on the Covid -19 emergency management within the Arcelor Mittal plant. The viewers across the country would thus have had the opportunity to know, through the words of the workers who have not backed down, what really happens inside that factory, a factory that never stopped following the emergency linked to Coronavirus. Both the infected workers and others have chosen to put their faces on it and speak, not being intimidated by the climate of terrorism created in the factory.
That service would have been even more significant also a few hours after the umpteenth dismissal of an employee, who made comments on his Facebook bulletin board regarding the insufficiency in the company of Personal Protective Equipment that could actually protect workers from the risk of contagion from Coronavirus.
We are sorry to think that the hypotheses of pressure coming from the CEO of AM, on the editorial staff of "Le Iene" and Mediaset, may correspond to the truth so that the interviews were not broadcast.
Surely the possibility that such requests have been accepted and supported leads us to question the seriousness of this information.
Therefore, while in the company a worker is fired for having expressed his opinion, moreover on a matter of particular importance, the drafting of a transmission that has always been known for investigations and complaints, gets gagged. We remember the hyena with great affection Nadia Toffa, and the link of the journalist who passed away last August with the city of Taranto and in particular with the children, we remember her proximity and everything she did to bring the issue of high pollution levels in the city of the two seas into the national spotlight .
Finally, we appeal to "Le Iene": information is a serious matter. Don't disappoint us and broadcast the service. Do it in the name of truth. " Concludes the press note.
He also expressed himself in this regard Luciano Manna of VeraLeaks: “Sharing what was communicated to the press by Franco Rizzo of the USB about the episode skipped in yesterday's transmission of Le Iene I hope that the episode regarding Covid19 management in the ex Ilva plant will be broadcast. VeraLeaks he personally contributed to the realization of this episode by telling the cameras what has not yet been made public, so I believe that the contents of the broadcast must be brought to light. Many years ago it was Nadia Toffa who was calling me personally to get information about the factory, I still jealously keep his old number in the phone book of my mobile phone, and it is with the same confidence that I told today what happens in there to the envoys who worked professionally on this service. We have faith in them, we have faith in the editorial staff of the Hyenas and we do not want to lose this trust. If there has been pressure from the company to not broadcast the episode, it means that we are faced with a serious fact that affects the freedom of the press and information".