Internal restructuring
Nord Ovest; Lombardia; Mantova
Location of affected unit(s)
Asola; Medole
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14.14 - Manufacture of underwear

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 November 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2014
Foreseen end date


Pompea, one of the Italian leading companies in the underwear and hosiery sector, is to cut 200 jobs (out of around 400) at its two plants located at Asola and Medole, in the province of Mantua.

As reported, the plant of Asola will be closed, with the loss of 130 jobs; the job cuts at the Medole plant will affect 70 workers, both white-collars and blue-collars. After the reorganisation plan the Medole plant should employ 90 white-collar workers and 85 blue-collar workers.

The trade unions reacted to the company’s decision by going on strike and organising several protest actions.


  • 28 November 2013: Il Giorno
  • 28 November 2013: Il corriere della sera


Eurofound (2013), Pompea, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 76239, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76239.