Saint-Gobain: redundancies but no closure expected at Cuneo

Saint-Gobain has confirmed the redundancies (approximately 300 at Cuneo), but also added that the factory at Savigliano will not be closed, according to a communication from the Province of Cuneo afte…

Saint-Gobain has confirmed the redundancies (approximately 300 at Cuneo), but also added that the factory at Savigliano will not be closed, according to a communication from the Province of Cuneo after the meeting on 25 June 2009 at the Economic Development Ministry, with the new president Gianna Gancia and her predecessor Raffaele Costa. There are 149 esuberi at Savigliano, while 100 workers will maintain their jobs. In July, redundancy is foreseen for a year, along with special compensation for those who decide to leave their job of their own will. At the Euroveder factory at Cervasca, whixh employed 253), 129 people have been made redundant, with 170 more expected at the end of June, for a period of one year. There will also be a special compensation system, as well as also “mobility“ and solidarity contracts. “It is certainly positive, said Gancia, that two agreements have been found for Cervasca and Savigliano. There is certainly bitterness for the almost 300 jobs lost. We will continue to work together as a Province and Municipality of the territory to safeguard the levels of occupation in a particularly difficult economic and social situation. Saint-Gobain has also agreed to include the “Flovetro” dispute as part of the discussion already scheduled and, after hearing the requests of the president of the Province of Chieti, Enrico Di Giuseppantonio, the parties have decided to maintain an open discussion with the Ministry to study all aspects of the situation, which will take place during the second half of July, after the company managment of Saint-Gobain and Pilkington, 50% owners of Flovetro, have held their meeting in London.