EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Region: Venezia; Veneto; Nord Est
Location of affected unit(s): Porto Marghera


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
23.1 - Manufacture of glass and glass products
Number Employed: 173
Group: Pilkington

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-11-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 173
Planned Job Reductions max: 173
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2013
Direct Dismissals: 173

Additional Information

Pilkington, world glass maker for buildings and vehicles, is to close its plant in Porto Marghera, in the province of Venice, with the consequent loss of 173 jobs. According to the company, the closure - that will go ahead at the beginning of 2013 - is attributed to the negative consequences of the economic crisis on the European market and a decline in demand in the automotive sector.

The trade unions reacted to the company’s decision by going on strike and requesting the involvement of national and local authorities in order to plan new industrial investments in the ‘chemical pole’ of Porto Marghera.