Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Genoa and others
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.30 - Manufacture of communication equipment

332 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 June 2016
Employment effect (start)
13 June 2016
Foreseen end date


Ericsson, Swedish provider of telecommunications equipment, is to dismiss 332 workers at its Italian sites in 2016, including 140 at its Genoa site.

The company said that the collective dismissals are due to sectoral difficulties in the telecommunications sector.

Trade unions complained that their proposed alternatives to the dismissals were not taken into consideration by the management. They have initiated strikes and demonstrated in Rome, Genoa and Pisa. On 22 June, trade unions and the management met at the Ministry of Economic Development premises, but the company stated that there are no alternatives to dismissals.

Update, 12/09/2016: The management and unions did not reach an agreement within the deadline of the collective dismissal procedure. The company confirmed the job cuts unilaterally while disclosing the intention to seek voluntary exits.


  • 14 June 2016: Corriere Comunicazioni
  • 15 June 2016: Il corriere della sera
  • 5 July 2016: Il Diario del lavoro
  • 13 September 2016: Corriere Comunicazioni


Eurofound (2016), Ericsson, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 88034, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88034.