Internal restructuring
Centro (I); Toscana; Firenze
Location of affected unit(s)
Scandicci (FI)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 May 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


In the framework of a reorganisation process, which should include the delocalisation of some production, Electrolux Zanussi (the Italian subsidiary of the Swedish MNC) announced a reduction of some 400 jobs. The unions staged a group strike of 8 hours to oppose the restructuring process and back their demands in connection with the renewal of the company supplementary agreement. After some rumors that the company may exclude Italy from job cuts, some 200 redundancies have been confirmed for the plant located in Scandicci (FI), while the unions are still pressing for a different solution.


  • 12 May 2005: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 30 June 2005: La Repubblica
  • 8 June 2005: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 1 July 2005: L'Unità


Eurofound (2005), Electrolux-Zanussi, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 61915, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61915.