Sixty-nine tables open, with the future hanging in the balance for over 80,000 workers.

Thus opens 2022 on the front of corporate crises in Italy. Situations that in some cases have been dragging on for years and that also concern strategic sectors, such as air transport (think of the Air Italy dispute , with 1,322 employees who will soon receive the company's dismissal letter) and the automotive sector.

Luca Annibaletti, coordinator of the new structure for business crises of the Ministry of Economic Development, which officially took office just under a month ago, outlines a picture of the situation.

"According to the investigation conducted by the structure, the crisis tables currently open at the Mise are 69, with 55 active tables and 14 monitoring tables for a total of over 80 thousand workers involved", he explained.

In the next few days, "all the main tables, including the one relating to Gkn , for which a trade union agreement will have to be reached and the re-industrialization process will have to be concretized" will be reconvened at the ministry.

"The crises are of a financial, industrial nature or related to the closure or conversion of production plants" and the "sectors most affected are the automotive, steel-metalworking, household appliances and air transport sectors, while the sectors are less involved where the typical excellences of Made in Italy are concentrated ", explained the director of the department.

At a geographical level, he specified, "from a purely numerical point of view, the crises are distributed throughout Italy, even if some concentrations in the Belluno area, in Piombino and in the southern and island regions have a greater influence on the fabric".

"The most complex crises, relating to the closure or conversion of plants, have distant origins and are linked both to the lack of competitiveness of our low-end products and to the acquisition of our national champions by foreign multinationals", he declared again. Annibaletti.

On the corporate front, some "important measures" have been included in the maneuver : "First of all, in addition to the anti-relocation rules that aim to protect workers without penalizing companies, the tax relief of up to 6 thousand euros per year has been introduced for three exercises for those who hire permanent workers from companies at the crisis tables. There are also incentives for the purchase of properties from companies in crisis and a special fund of 100 million to encourage early retirement ".

(Unioneonline / F)

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