Stellantis invited companies to invest in India or Asia in a letter to relevant companies

Following the communication in which he invited his employees to ‘create a future outside the company’, Stellantis would send a new letter that would cause many discussions. Giorgio Airaudo, the Piedmontese secretary of the CGIL, spoke about this issue yesterday morning, Tuesday, January 16, and was heard together with the regional secretaries of the UIL and CISL during the open session of the Piedmontese regional council.

“A letter has arrived from the multinational Stellantis, in which it is said that component suppliers must invest 80% of their turnover in low-cost countries and preferably find an Indian or Asian ally. The bill will come in the spring,” explains Airaudo. “There are entrepreneurs who inform us informally about these pressures. They may not do this, but it is clear that it would be better for them to find a partner in an Indian or Asian country if they want to receive future orders.” Words spoken the day after three more weeks of layoffs were announced at Mirafiori

In Italy, 80,000 workers are employed in the parts sector; This figure is more than the total number of people employed by the Stellantis group. 50% of them, or 40,000, are in Piedmont. Airaudo continues: “With the birth of Stellantis, even those who diversified their customers gained a critical mass, meaning that those who received 20% of commissions at Peugeot and 10% at Fiat now own 30% of the group.” ” and if you ask suppliers to track products and find partners in low-cost countries, you dismantle the Italian components. Germany is shutting down, Stellantis is eliminating production, geopolitical and energy problems are added to this and it’s a perfect storm. This is the crisis of tomorrow morning. I’m so afraid of spring. ”

Piedmont like Southern Italy

When you look at the context in which this crisis was created, this alarm sounds even more dire. In the last sixteen years – since the outbreak of the global crisis – the province of Turin began to sink into poverty. The figures show that Turin and its metropolitan area have a difference of 11,000 euros in gross domestic product per capita compared to residents of the province of Varese. For example.

UIL Piedmont regional secretary Gianni Cortese explains: “Our number of employees is 76,000 lower than in 2008, when the global crisis began”, “I am consciously citing the data starting from 2008 because all political formations followed each other and responsibilities should be shared”, but that difficulties and poverty are increasing in our country knowingly, we must tell people how things are and what can be done to change their circumstances. The number of poor people is not less. Currently, unemployment in Piedmont is one and a half points higher. As of 2008, the rate of young unemployed people is 20% compared to 15% at that time, and only 20% of those who study at Piedmont universities find work in our region after a year or two, the others go abroad or goes to other regions. “South of the North.”

Whoever wants to dispose of it pays the bill

Therefore, as council member Elena Chiorino explained, we look to the future with concern, despite the assurances of the Piedmont Region, which sees positive signs in the Piedmont economy. Luca Caretti from CISL Piedmont replies: “It is doubtful that there are growing sectors, but it is not enough to say that we have solved the problem numerically and qualitatively.” But we should not underestimate the signs of crisis, because they come from a sector that is a driving force for Piedmont. The problem is big, we need to talk about the future at a table that brings all social partners together. As the Union, we must help companies that want to restructure to stay in the region, but we cannot allow those who want to sell to say goodbye to us without paying the bill for the assistance they have received from the region for years. workers will pay, but this will lead to a general impoverishment of the industrial structure”.

A Chinese automaker in Piedmont

Finally, the possibility of bringing an automobile manufacturer from China to Italy. “It’s no secret that the Italian government is trying to bring a Chinese manufacturer to Italy, and it makes sense for it to try because the second world market for electric cars will be Europe,” says CGIL’s Aiurado, “but it’s not even a secret that the proposed site for the Chinese manufacturer is next to the port of Taranto. “This is no coincidence. The proposed site is not in Piedmont, for example, where the old Maserati is for sale through real estate. This is the factory where the newest paint job in Europe is done, which is why Marchionne bought it.” Bringing a new automaker to Italy’s automotive region of Piedmont could ease the crisis, but at this point it’s all politics.

Source: Today IT