EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Comer Industries

Company/Organisation:
Comer Industries

Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Region: Reggio nell\'Emilia; Emilia-Romagna; Nord Est
Location of affected unit(s): Cavriago

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28.15 - Manufacture of bearings, gears, gearing and driving elements
Number Employed: 150

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-06-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Type of Restructuring: Relocation
Employment Effect Start: 07-09-2020
Other Job Reduction Measures: 150

Additional Information

The mechatronics company Comer Industries announced to employee workplace representatives and trade unions its intention to close down its historic Cavriago plant and transfer all the workers to the production unit of Reggiolo. This will entail the relocation of all the 150 direct employees and the temporary agency workers employed in the plant. 

According to the company, the relocation will take place by September 7, 2020. 

The trade unions deemed the decision as unacceptable since th company just paid dividends for around €7 million. The workers will have to travel 2 hours more per day to get to the new place of work. Immediately after the announcement, workers started a strike and the picketing of the plant. Negotiations over the decision are currently undergoing. 

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