Nord Ovest; Piemonte; Novara
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Textiles
13 - Manufacture of textiles

101 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 May 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2008
Foreseen end date


Tessitura Bossi, a traditional firm operating in the textile sector, is to cut 140 jobs (out of 202) at its plant located at Cameri, in the province of Novara. The company has decided to outsource all its productive activities in order to cope with the greater market competition by manufacturers located in countries where labour costs are significantly lower than in Italy. The trade unions reacted to the company’s decision by going out on strike and organising several actions of protest.

On 13 June 2008, the company decided to reduce the job-cuts from 140 to 101. 39 workers will be redeployed in the spinning area that shouldn’t be closed. The trade unions expressed their discontent, demanding both adequate measures to reduce the negative social effects that will affect the redundant workers, and the preservation of all the productive activities in the Novara plant.


  • 14 June 2008: La Stampa
  • 22 May 2008: La Stampa


Eurofound (2008), Tessitura Bossi, Outsourcing in Italy, factsheet number 66703, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66703.