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Editor in chief: Angelo Scorza
16/03/20 10:29

Fincantieri gives up to coronavirus

Production activities suspended for two weeks in all shipyards

Following the Coronavirus emergency and in order to apply measures that the Italian Government has gradually determined, Fincantieri has promptly carried out a series of actions aimed at preventing and countering the chance of infections in its shipyards. As requested by the Italian trade unions FIM, FIOM, and UILM, the company decided to suspend production activities at the Italian sites of Fincantieri SpA from March 16 to March 29 through the anticipation of the collective holidays with respect to their traditional use in the summer period.

This decision has been taken considering that the suspension of activities for a 14 day-period is consistent with the indications imposed by the health authorities regarding quarantine in order to reduce the chance of infection, meet the government restriction measures, as well as allow all the workers to carry out appropriate actions to tackle emergency. “The chosen solution, once the situation is normalized, would allow to restart again at full power in order to protect the future of our company and of our country, without resulting in an economic loss for the workers. Only by doing so, with a small sacrifice compared to Italy’s state of emergency, we will avoid jeopardizing our future while protecting the company's operational continuity, as well as maintaining the employment levels and the trustworthiness gained by Fincantieri with its domestic and foreign customers, which can be assured that, once the situation is normalized, the following ship deliveries will be performed in compliance with the contractual deadlines” said Fincantieri in a statement.