- Arcelor Mittal. Patuanelli: "Offer envisaged the expiry of criminal immunity"
- Arcelor Mittal, Count at Porta a Porta: "The goal is that ex Ilva go ahead, we'll see how"
- ArcelorMittal, accounts in the red. Total break with the government. Conte convenes the unions
- Conte: the government's priority is to revive Ilva and Taranto
- Conte: if ArcelorMittal retires, the first step is commissioner management at the Mise
Share08 November 2019The Indian group Jindal denies an interest in the assets of the former Ilva, after the retreat of Arcelor Mittal. "We strongly deny" read a tweet posted on the group's Twitter channel, the press rumors that "Jindal Steel & Power could renew its interest in the Taranto steel plant".
Today the strike against 5 thousand redundancies
Today, meanwhile, is the day of the strike, in the Taranto plant. A 24-hour strike promoted by Fim, Fiom and Uilm that comes after the deeds of withdrawal of the contract by ArcelorMittal, the declaration of 5 thousand redundancies (but it is feared that they are more, almost 7 thousand), the summons to the Ilva commissioners, at the Court of Milan, from the same Arcelor Mittal, and the summit last night at Palazzo Chigi with the premier Giuseppe Conte, several ministers, the trade unions, the confederations and the metalworkers, the institutions of Puglia and Taranto.
The 24-hour strike, from 7 am today in Taranto, could only be the first, two are the operational lines that we want to implement: to protect the Taranto area from the 'occupational earthquake' Arcelor Mittal and above all to demand compliance with contractual commitments by the Anglo-Indian multinational.
Assembly of workers in Genoa
The workers' meeting at the Arcelor Mittal in Genoa, at the Cornigliano plant, started at 8.30. A discussion that aims to decide which mobilization measures to take after the company's decision to withdraw from the acquisition of the former Ilva areas. About 500 people present. Workers are explained the procedure initiated for the retrocession of all workers to the commissioner management, a prospect actually already rejected by the former Ilva in extraordinary administration. In light of this worrying picture, the goal of workers is to understand what will happen in 20 days, who is going to pay salaries.
Commissioners to request stop Afo2 extension
Ilva commissioners in extraordinary administration will present an application to the judicial authority of Taranto to request the extension of the deadline of December 13 set by the court for the implementation of the security adjustments of the Altoforno 2 subjected to seizure after the accident in June 2015 in which the worker Alessandro Morricella died. This was announced by the same commissioners, Francesco Ardito, Alessandro Danovi and Antonio Lupo, in a meeting held yesterday in the public prosecutor's office with the prosecutor of Taranto, Carlo Maria Capristo.
Conte: If Arcelor retires commissioner management at the Mise
If ArcelorMittal were to disengage from the factories of the former Ilva group "the first step would be to attribute the commissioner management to the Mise". According to union sources, the possibility of profiling the premier Giuseppe Conte during the meeting with social forces and local authorities at Palazzo Chigi. The President of the Council would have asked the local institutions to support the defense in a possible "dispute" with ArcelorMittal as civil parties, sources at the table report. The sense of the reasoning of the President of the Council, it is learned, is that if everyone is in judgment, "we are stronger".
Calenda: State entrance? Europe makes us black
"Steel is the most competitive and difficult industry in the world. In your opinion, now you get Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, in a hyper-regulated sector on state aid for which Europe will make them black, takes over the factory and who knows why they they succeed where the world's largest steel group has failed and without a criminal shield ". Thus Carlo Calenda at Circo Massimo on the possible entry of the State into the former Ilva. Calenda attacks the majority, especially Matteo Renzi, on the decision to remove the criminal shield. "Renzi, voting with Lezzi, put himself at the mercy of Mittal, because Mittal had a contract that could not be touched and he had said in June, in time, to all the political forces, that if they removed the shield they left" .
Patuanelli: Nationalizing is not a taboo
"I don't see why we talk about risk. I believe it was historically a mistake to privatize the steel industry, which was a flagship and of which today remains a single plant." Thus in an interview with the Republic the Minister of Economic Development, Stefano Patuanelli, speaking of nationalization and former Ilva. "Right now - he explains - the priority of the government is to ensure that Arcelor Mittal respects the commitments made. This is plan A, plan B and plan C and for this I have called Parliament, social forces and all the components institutional in the country to a sense of responsibility that must make the entrepreneur feel the massive presence of the Italian system ".
Di Maio: They are going back on the deal
"We are talking about Ilva because Arcelor Mittal is going back to the agreement". Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said during the ANSA forum on the story of Arcelor Mittal and Ilva. "It can happen that an entrepreneur is wrong in the calculations but the charges must be enforced, the bills are not to be paid to the State but remain to the companies". Then regarding the position of the League on the affair the leader M5S added: "Every time I tried to be tough, the League sided with Arcelor. Now I understand why: they have invested in Arcelor and are still battling for the multinational and not for the workers. We have exposed the fake sovereignty. We have the only sovranisti in the world that advocate the battles of the multinationals instead of the citizens and the workers ".