Unions name for one-day crash at Stellantis’ Melfi plant in Italy over unutilized fashions

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MILAN — Unions known as for a one-day crash at Stellantis’ Melfi plant in southern Italy on Monday over dearth of unutilized main points by way of the automaker about its year manufacturing there, UILM, FIM-CISL, Fismic and Uglm stated.

The automaker in June stated it deliberate to assemble 5 unutilized fashions in Melfi – the place it employs greater than 5,000 employees – with the 5th one “subject to performance improvement.”

Recently, the automaker builds the Fiat 500X tiny crossover, Jeep Renegade tiny SUV and Jeep Compass compact SUV in Melfi. Plug-in hybrid variations of the Jeeps also are assembled on the plant, which exports the Renegade and 500X to the U.S.

Unions stated in a observation that Stellantis, in a gathering hung on Friday, declined to offer them updates at the 5th fashion and on which fashions it is going to build on the facility, pending talks with the Italian govt over a much wider do business in.

Marco Lomio, the native head of UILM, stated Melfi employees are known as to an 8-hour crash on every of Monday’s 3 scheduled shifts, with a complete halt of the ability on that era.

The crash isn’t matching to the continuing motion by way of United Auto Employees within the U.S. at 3 factories owned by way of Normal Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler mum or dad Stellantis.

Stellantis used to be no longer to be had for remark.

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