Di Maio calls ILVA unions Sep 5

May avert Sep 11 strike

(ANSA) - Rome, August 31 - Industry ad Labour Minister Luigi Di Maio on Friday convened trade unions for September 5 to discuss troubled steelmaker ILVA and its takeover by Arcelor Mittal, sources said.
    It was not immediately known whether this would avert a September 11 strike the unions called for not being consulted earlier Friday.
    ILVA's polluting Taranto plant, the largest steelworks in Europe, is set for a clean-up and about 4,000 redundancies under ArcelorMittal's plan.
    The government and unions want the consortium to cut the redundancies.