Nord Ovest; Liguria; Genova
Location of affected unit(s)
Construction Of Buildings And Infrastructure Engineering
Civil Engineering
42.12 - Construction of railways and underground railways

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 December 2016
Employment effect (start)
22 February 2017
Foreseen end date
23 February 2017


The construction consortium Fer.Gen. announced the imminent dismissal of its 100 workers employed in Genova.

The consortium was awarded a tender for the improvement of infrastructures of the Genova railway juncture in 2009, with a large price discount.

Yet, works are experiencing significant delay, also due to the absence of places where to dispose of waste from the construction site, and there is a risk of the termination of the contract with the client, a subsidiary of the public group controlling Italian railways (Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, RFI).

Dismissals should affect 70 blue-collar workers and 30 white-collar workers.

Negotiations are currently in place between unions, the management and local authorities. Unions are pushing for a fast resolution of the impasse, possibly by assigning works to other applicants of the tender upon application of the ‘social clause’, i.e. the obligation for the awarded company to hire back Fer.Gen. redundant workers.


  • 29 November 2016: Il Secolo XIX
  • 30 November 2016: Rassegna Sindacale
  • 30 November 2016: Primocanale.it
  • 8 December 2016: Primocanale.it


Eurofound (2016), Fer. Gen., Closure in Italy, factsheet number 89426, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89426.