Italian metalworkers union Fiom has filed a complaint against car manufacturer Fiat, accusing the company of violating Italian and European Union rules to impose new working conditions at its Italian plants. Fiom and Fiat have been clashing since last year, when the car maker said that it needed to make changes to working conditions at its Italian plants in order to continue to invest in them. Other unions at the plants have accepted the working conditions through member referendums. Fiom has staged protests and strikes against Fiat. Talks between the company and union are at an impasse.
See “Italian Union Files Legal,” by Gilles Castonguay, The Wall Street Journal, Apr 18 2011 (SD)
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