Predosa - Production will not stop on 30 November. That date has been put back to 15 December; however, a buyer has yet to be found. The fate of the 42 workers at 3M, formerly Grafoplast in Predosa, the leading company in the production of electric wire markers, is still hanging by a thread.
Yesterday at the trade union meeting at the Prefecture, the representatives of the multinational company were supposed to have made an announcement about the transfer of the plant, but that did not happen. Negotiations are still ongoing,” the workers explained after the protest in front of the Prefecture, “as always over the confidentiality agreement between the parties, we have not been told which companies are interested in the acquisition, nor what the production goals will be. However, postponing the closing by 15 days looks to us like a positive sign.” The workers speak of “five companies involved, including Italian ones, two of which have withdrawn because it wouldn’t be possible to re-hire everyone”. But concern is growing among the workers.
The discussion of the plan to activate all possible safety net programmes, and the conditions for placement in case the sale doesn’t go forward, will continue to be discussed on 8 November at Confindustria. The trade union delegates will meet the company representatives again on 20 November.