April 15th, 2005: 4-hours general strike of the metalworkers
are at present confronted with a number of difficulties and
industry recessions, involving a major part of the metal-sector.
Every day business closures or activity reductions involving the
use of redundancy funds, mobility allowances and collective
dismissals, are announced.
industrial sectors are put at risk, particularly the automotive
one, with direct and indirect consequences on employment, thus
weakening the productive capacity of our economy.
are paying the consequences of wrong choices made by employers
in the first place, but also of the lack of adequate industrial
policies over the last ten years, further worsened by the
directions of the present government:
these reasons, a relevant part of the metal-sector is put under
pressure by the competition of emerging countries and
consequently - in the absence of elements allowing the growth of
industries in other developed countries - policies of low wages,
precariousness and worsening of working conditions are pursued.
turning point, redefining the role and the functions of public
intervention is necessary.
therefore ask the government and the industrial associations to
open a discussion on the situation of the metal-sector, on
general issues such as development quality and on specific
issues, starting from the more difficult situations, being at
the same time those of main strategic importance: first of all
automotive industry, iron and steel industry and
unacceptable rationale implying closure of Italian productive
sites and delocalization have to be opposed also by legislative
measures, making such financial actions less favourable.
is further necessary to:
this reason, against business closures and dismissals, for a new
industrial policy, Fim, Fiom, Uilm call for a 4-hours general
strike of the whole sector on April 15th