“ArcelorMittal today fired a worker from Taranto who shared a screenshot on his Facebook page with an invitation to see the fiction ‘Svegliati Amore Mio’ on Canale 5”. Thus the provincial secretary of the USB of Taranto, Francesco Rizzo, to the press agency LaPresse.
“This morning the worker received the dismissal letter. This is a very serious attack on democracy and in particular on freedom of opinion and expression. The worker was fired by Arcelor Mittal for what the company considers a just cause, ”says the union leader.
“The worker who, moreover, is not a member of ours, a few days ago shared on his social profile, closed and not public, visible only to 400 people, a screenshot relating to the Mediaset fiction that represents a reality similar to that of Taranto but has no made no reference to the city, much less to ArcelorMittal, and wrote nothing. There is no comment harmful to the corporate image or the plant ”, underlines Rizzo. The fiction, with Sabrina Ferilli among the protagonists, and Simona Izzo and Ricky Tognazzi as director, tells the drama linked to environmental pollution. “The screenshot – explains Rizzo – refers to the post written by a mother and was shared by 10 thousand people”.
“This is yet another slap, as if what was done previously were not enough, to the whole Ionian community that adds insult to damage,” he continues. “Precarious work and in conditions of absolute lack of safety, polluting emissions dangerous for human health, dilapidated and dangerous plants, relations with trade unions and institutions reduced to zero, a disastrous situation for what concerns the contracting companies, layoffs at rain”.
“We stigmatize all this and herald a very harsh mobilization”, concludes the USB trade unionist.