All Embraco workers safe with 2 projects (4)

Friday meeting at Turin industrialists' union to view details

(ANSA) - Rome, May 15 - All 430 workers at Whirlpool's Brazilian fridge compressor unit Embraco's closed plant near Turin will be saved by new projects from two firms, Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said Tuesday. On the future of the plant at Riva di Chieri, he said, "today the unions were presented with the projects from the two firms who will invest in the ex-Embraco re-employing all the workers with the same rights and the same compensations, without any support of public money," he said. He said the parties would meet "next Friday at the Turin industrialists' union to understand the details of the projects, it is a good operation and it has ended up well".
    Embraco is moving its production to Slovakia.
    Initially 497 jobs were threatened but around 70 have already left the firm, having taken redundancy payments.
    The to firms are an Israeli-Chinese joint venture aiming to make robots to clean solar panels and water filters; and Turin's Astelav, which reboots used fridges.