Fiat’s decision to shut all of its Italian plants have led to protests

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

Fiat S.p.A.'s intention to close all its plants in Italy for two weeks and to maybe shut down its Sicily car production factory have led to protests and calls to boycott the carmaker's vehicles.

A boycott campaign will be led by Giovane Italia, the junior organization of Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's ruling Popolo della Liberta party, against Fiat products in 30 Italian cities on Thursday.

Giovane Italia is calling for its members to gather in main squares and in front of Fiat dealers in cities including Milan, Palermo and Parma.

They´re calling for a boycott on all products built by Fiat Group including Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lancia passenger cars, Iveco heavy trucks and Case New Holland farm and construction equipment. Giovane Italia also wants Italians to boycott publishing companies, insurers and banks where Fiat has an interest.

The group is also advising Italians to sell any Fiat shares they own. In a statement, Giovane Italia said that Fiat is taking anti-national decisions such as delocalizing vehicle production out of Italy, closing the Termini Imerese plant and putting workers in temporary lay-offs.

Fiat is Italy's biggest private employer with 80,000 of its global workforce of 190,000 based in the country.

Topics: fiat, italy

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