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Gioia Tauro, Filt Cgil: “Great Concern”

Gioia Tauro - The italian union assessed the situation in the Calabrian port, explaining that “the non-adherence to commitments undertaken by certain signatories of the framework agreement, signed at Palazzo Chigi, produces feelings of great astonishment”.

Gioia Tauro - Great concern for the future of the port of Gioia Tauro and its workers.” This is how Filt-Cgil union assessed the situation in the Calabrian port, explaining that “the non-adherence to commitments undertaken by certain signatories of the framework agreement, signed at Palazzo Chigi, produces feelings of great astonishment, given the international scope of the players involved, as well as anger.” The union warns that without “adequate answers, strike action will not be long in coming.” “We’ve made a lot of effort on several fronts,” explained the Transport Federation of CGIL union, “taking on important responsibilities at great cost for about 400 workers, just because we thought that the terminal operator MCT (Medcenter Container Terminal) would grow stronger as a result and proceed with the necessary economic investments. That prospect seems once again to be called into question, but we strongly demand it.” According to the FILT union, “the primary objective should remain that the port of Gioia Tauro be returned to former levels of productivity and efficiency, as well as investments for worker safety, which has recently been jeopardized by outdated and inadequate mechanical equipment. That would allow us to re-examine the organizational model, favouring the rehiring of employees under redundancy pay. What’s needed is a decisive public arbitration intervention, with formal acts, aimed at imparting new momentum to clear the way for the process whose roadmap and timeline has been agreed on, or, failing an adequate response, our strike action will not be very far off.”

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