Electrolux. Friday 4th general strike and demonstration in Florence


The general strike of workers in the Electrolux plants in Italy and the demonstration in Florence were successful.

More than 3000 workers went through the streets of Florence demonstrating against the intention of Electrolux to close Florence and to dawnsize Susegana.

According to the Italian unions more than 90% of the workers went on strike and all the production was stopped in all Italian Electrolux plants.

The national demonstration was concluded by several speeches:

The Mayor of Florence, Leonardo Dominici was extremely clear: No closure and no cut of jobs!

Tonino Regazzi, UILM general secretary, had the last speech  on behalf of the 3 Italian unions.

The speaker of the demonstration, red all the solidarity messages we received.. The message from IFMETALL was received with special ovation by the workers.

You can find the photos and the solidarity messages on our website.

In the afternoon, the 3 italian unions received the notification of a meeting held for the 7th of April from the ministry of Industry to discuss the Electrolux situation.


Sabina Petrucci

EMF Coordinator Electrolux


Rome, the 7th of April 2008