EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Region: Varese; Lombardia; Nord Ovest
Location of affected unit(s): Ferno


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51.2 - Freight air transport and space transport
Number Employed: 340

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-11-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 280
Planned Job Reductions max: 340
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Direct Dismissals: 280
Other Job Reduction Measures: 60

Additional Information

The cooperative company Coros, which works as a subcontractor at Cargo City, the air transport terminal of the Milano Malpensa airport, sent 280 dismissal letters to its workers and announced its intention not to renew the contracts of 60 fixed-term workers employed at the site.

The decision is connected to the expiration of the subcontracting agreement with Mle-Bcube, the company operating the cargo terminal, which will take place on 31 December.

The trade unions deemed the decision as unacceptable since it did not follow the collective dismissal procedure applicable when there are more than five workers dismissed; and demanded the re-hiring of the workers by the main company Mle-Bcube.