USB solidarity strike on 1 April in Sevel and FCA plants
We are calling for a 2 hour strike on Thursday, April 1, at Sevel and FCA plants in Pomigliano, Melfi, Termoli and Mirafiori.
The new work organisation in Sterling Heights (Michigan) foresees the rotation, over 14 consecutive days (including Saturdays and Sundays), of 4 teams instead of the current 3, and 12 hours of work per day per team instead of the current 8 hours.
Today we are called upon to fight against a model that is thousands of kilometres away, but which will come very close to us in the coming months, a model that we must defeat with solidarity and worker strength.
The statements of CEO Tavares on the costs of the Italian plants should make us reflect, in Sevel we have had the first signs of what appears to be a change in a negative sense. The objective is clear: to exploit the workers more and more and to put forward pretexts for future transfers of production from Italy.
It is well known to all that already 50 colleagues, temporary workers, have been sent home and replaced by cassintegrated transfer workers from Cassino. Slightly less well known are the cuts to external cleaning companies, which have resulted in 29 workers being sent home and a reduction in working hours for other employees.
Finally, the transfer to Poland of production of the Ducato Maxi and mini: Sevel risks losing something like 50 thousand vans in the next few years, with no news of a new model for the future of this plant.
All these are worrying signs of what is the Stellantis strategy, namely the blackmail of employment with a sort of auction to the bottom in terms of rights, wages and workloads on the skin of the workers.
For these reasons, as USB, we felt we had to strike in all the Stellantis plants, siding with our American colleagues, to send a message of solidarity and unity of Italian workers.