Ducati Weathers Labor Protest
September 12, 2006
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Workers at Ducati Motor protested last week following the lay-off of 100 employees at the manufacturer’s factory in Italy.
While the protesters managed to stop production for a whole day on Sep. 4, the unrest died down by Sep. 8, after workers’ union representatives and company executives met in an effort to find a solution to the matter.
The protesting workers vowed to block entrances to the factory from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily until the requests of unionists were heard.
Federico Minoli, Ducati’s Charman and CEO, described the week as “truly intense.”
Minoli, writing in his Desmoblog, said the workers became redundant as a result of new production methods associated with the company’s upcoming models, which are to be introduced at EICMA.
“On Monday we endured a strike due to unemployment compensation provisions, and we weathered one week of intense talks in an effort to come to a fair compromise,” Minoli wrote.