EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Region: Verbano-Cusio-Ossola; Piemonte; Nord Ovest
Location of affected unit(s): Omegna


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
25.99 - Manufacture of other fabricated metal products n.e.c.
Number Employed: 314

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-01-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 85
Planned Job Reductions max: 85
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 85

Additional Information

The company of design housewares Alessi announced 85 redunduncies, out of its total current workforce constituted of 314 employees, in Omegna.

The decision is connected with the difficult economic situation the company is facing and its need to reduce personnel costs, as defined in the new industrial plan.

The company intends to use the Wage Guarantee fund, but the unions pushes for solidarity contracts.The trade unions argued that the decision to declare the redundancies can be no longer postponed and it seems the best way to assure a future to the company. The union were also reassured that there will be no offshoring, and that the plant is at no risk of closure because it continues to be considered a strategic element for the future.