Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 March 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


A2A, an Italian utility company, is to cut 400 jobs (out of 11,800). According to the company, the job-cuts are due both to the negative effects of the economic crisis on the electric sector and to the ending processes of the merger between the former municipal companies of Milan (AEM and AMSA) and Brescia (ASM) that was formalised in 2008.

The company envisages economic incentives and early retirement programs for redundant workers. Moreover the company has provided the resource to Wage Guarantee Fund schemes on rotation basis for the workers employed in its power stations.

Update 23/05/2014: On 23 May, A2A and trade unions signed an agreement to reduce the number of proposed layoffs. According to the source, a maximum of 120 employees will take early retirement by December 2015. The source also reports that the remaining employees will continue to benefit from a wages guarantee and solidarity contracts and the company will support their relocation within the group. Additionally, the agreement will also see the company hire 30 graduates over the next two years. 


  • 23 May 2014: Ansa
  • 13 March 2013: BresciaToday
  • 8 March 2013: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 23 May 2014: CiaoComo


Eurofound (2013), A2A, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 75063, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75063.