Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24 - Manufacture of basic metals

406 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 February 2015
Employment effect (start)
25 February 2015
Foreseen end date


On 24 February 2015, steel pipes producer Tenaris Dalmine, which is part of the Techint group, announced 406 layoffs at the Dalmine site, which is located near Bergamo, in northern Italy. The decision was attributed to the drop in petrol prices and the consequent reduction of demand for the products manufactured in Dalmine (mainly mechanical pipes, line pipes and pipes for the refinery of the petrol).

The layoffs should affect 222 labour workers and 184 office workers. Among the labour workers, 31 are temporary agency workers who are already being relocated, and another 66 workers have mature pension requisites and therefore the job cuts may be carried out through pension arrangements. Also 32 office workers in similar situations could be pensioned off. Out of the remaining 277 redundancies, 130 will affect apprentices having their contract not renewed.

Unions have criticised the decision of the company and called for a strike in Dalmine. Workers of the  Arcore site also issued a strike lasting two hours as a sign of solidarity. Unions hope that an agreement will be found in order to avoid dismissals affecting apprentices and other workers that do not reach pension requirements. For previous restructuring cases regarding the company, please see TenarisIT-2009 and Tenaris dalmineIT-2004.


  • 25 February 2015: Trade union - press release
  • 5 March 2015: Il Giorno
  • 6 March 2015: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2015), Tenaris Dalmine, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 78791, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78791.