(ANSA) – ROME, JUL 27 – Confirmation of Wartsila’s decision not to withdraw the procedure for closing the production activities of the Trieste site “undermines the trust that was the basis of relations between Italy and Finland”. This was stated in a note by the Minister of Economic Development, Giancarlo Giorgetti, in which he stressed that the Italian government “will continue to be committed until the last moment in defending the interests of workers, of the territory and in the national interest”.
“It will certainly be true that the company operated within the framework of the laws”, he continues, but there are “rules of loyalty in relations between countries and people”. “Do not evaluate today’s photo – warns Giorgetti – but imagine the film of tomorrow”.
Wartsila will not back down on the closure of the production activity in Trieste. The president of Wartsila Corporation, Håkan Agnevall, allegedly said this during the meeting, according to what is learned from sources close to the dossier.
For the top manager, that taken is a “difficult decision” but the will is to go forward, there would still be the will to maintain the presence of the Research and Development and Training Service in Trieste.
The position of the Group is for Bruno Cantonetti, national secretary of Uilm, and Antonio Rodà, general secretary of Uilm Trieste-Gorizia, “a serious and unacceptable decision that saw the opposition of all the parties involved, starting with local and national institutions”.
“We will do everything to make Wartsila change his mind”, Marco Relli, general secretary of Fiom-Cgil Trieste warned. (HANDLE).