Fiat workers at centre of wrangle to be paid to stay home
Carmaker was ordered to rehire members of left-wing union FIOM04 February, 14:23
But they then went back home, saying they feared they would be dismissed if they refused to obey the company.
FIOM chief Maurizio Landini threatened Fiat with legal action.
"FIOM is ready to take all the legal and union actions necessary to stop a situation that is no longer acceptable from proceeding," said Landini. "We are assessing what action to take and we are not excluding anything". Last week Fiat announced that the special subsidiary set up to run Pomigliano would be wound down and that control of the factory would return to the mother company.