Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Vado Ligure, Civitavecchia, Roma, Napoli
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.11 - Production of electricity

186 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 September 2016
Employment effect (start)
6 December 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


Electricity producer Tirreno Power is to dismiss 186 workers in Vado Ligure, Civitavecchia, Rome and Naples.

The coal power station in Vado Ligure was placed under seizure in March 2014 by the Tribunal of Savona, which opened an investigation for alleged manslaughter and environmental disaster due to polluting emissions. The production of electricity from coal has been subsequently discontinued, with only gas units still operating.

Back in 2014, the management and the unions agreed 100 voluntary exits and the recourse to the the Wages Guarantee Fund for about 150 workers (see Tirreno PowerIT-2014), which is due to expire in October 2016.

A number of meetings have been held at the Ministry of Economic Development to find alternative solutions, but the company has started a collective dismissal procedure for 186 workers. The management does not intend to postpone the planned  job cuts any further also due the crisis in the energy market.

Most of the dismissals are to affect mainly the coal power station in Vado Ligure. However job cuts are also foreseen at the power stations in Naples and Civitavecchia as well as the office in Rome.

Workers are issuing protests and blockades, demanding a withdrawal of the redundancies and a prorogation of social shock absorbers. Unions and government representatives will meet the management of Tirreno Power again on 20 September.

Update, 5 December 2016: An agreement was reached entailing the activation of social shock absorbers for the next 12 months. During this period, the company and public authorities will promote outplacement initiatives targeting the redundant workers. At the same time, the company will provide incentives to those opting for voluntary dismissal.


  • 6 June 2016: Il Secolo XIX
  • 7 June 2016: Liguria Notizie
  • 4 July 2016: Savona News
  • 8 September 2016: La Repubblica


Eurofound (2016), Tirreno Power, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 88598, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88598.