On July 14, Finnish multinational Wärtsilä told the trade unions that the plant in San Dorligo della Valle, a small village in between the port of Trieste and Slovenia, would be closed, firing 451 workers out of 973. Despite having received 90 million euros from the Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Ministry of Economic Development combined, and being eligible for further 34 million euros from the ‘National Recovery and Resilience Plan’, the multinational has already emptied most of its plant. On July the 27th, Wärtsilä representatives confirmed the decision to shut down the factory to the Italian Minister of Economic Development. For the local trade unions, this is an example of how deeply inadequate is the Italian legislation when it has to deal with powerful multinationals.
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