Stellantis and Italian Government Confrontation: Moving into Second Phase, Focusing on Production and Workforce

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The Italian government’s confrontation with Stellantis has moved into a second phase, with the focus shifting to analyzing the production situation and workforce at the company’s individual factories in Italy. Stellantis has confirmed that five models will be produced in Melfi, but social partners are urging the government to move the discussion table to Palazzo Chigi for clarity on the future of the sector. Meanwhile, the government is continuing its search for a second producer interested in investing in Italy to achieve its goal of producing one million cars annually.

During a meeting at Mimit, representatives from Stellantis, the National Association of Italian Automotive Supply Chain, and trade unions came together to discuss next steps. The first phase of discussions focused on activities in five working groups. Now, a second phase is opening to analyze each factory individually. The unions have diverse positions, with some calling for a national negotiation table at Palazzo Chigi to reach a comprehensive agreement. They are pleased with the confirmation of production of five models in Melfi but are also pushing for hybrid models to address market challenges. Protecting related workers like those in components, services, and logistics is also a key concern for them.

Meetings will continue with a focus on Mirafiori site and Atessa plant in the coming days. The discussions aim to define commitments from Stellantis to ensure growth and stability in Italian automotive industry.

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