"ADI is experiencing a dangerous phase of decline, which in a very short period of time will lead to an irreversible closure with very serious professional and industrial consequences. This is without taking into account the numerous incidents that occur every day in the workplace, which put the safety of workers at risk," the unions said.
Despite government funding, ADI management has not honoured any of its commitments on production volumes and investments, has not paid contractors and has not started the long-standing refurbishment of blast furnace No. 5 in Taranto, the union said.
Unions representing ADI's subsidiary in Cornigliano, near Genoa, are also warning of a possible production disruption due to the lack of maintenance work, which has led to accidents and the need for new components for old equipment.