ArcelorMittal Italia says it has temporarily stopped production at its rolling mill located near Genova, formerly known as Ilva Cornigliano.
The temporary stoppage was implemented because of the strikes and blockades imposed by trade unions and workers at the site since the beginning of this week. Workers are staging protests against the firing of a number of colleagues as well as to request further clarity over the future of the plant.
The rolling mill located in Genova processes hot rolled coil supplied by other group facilities, including Taranto and Fos-sur-Mer, to produce hot-dip galvanized coil and tinplate, among other products.
ArcelorMittal is still negotiating with Italian authorities the amount of planned public investment into the assets formerly known as Ilva (see Kallanish passim). A final agreement between ArcelorMittal and Italian authorities needs to be reached by the end of November.