Internal restructuring
Centro (I); Lazio; Frosinone
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

530 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 October 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2017
Foreseen end date
1 November 2017


Automotive manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) terminated the employment contracts of 530 workers at its plant of Cassino (Frosinone).

The employees have been working at the factory for few months, being hired as part of the recently disclosed plan to increase the plant’s workforce by 1,200 persons between 2017 and 2018 (see Fiat Chrysler AutomobilesIT-2017).

Despite the announcement, the company recurred to temporary agency work, whose usage no longer requires objective reasons, like production peaks, pursuant to the Jobs Act.

Some 830 temporary agency workers have been hired so far, whose contract was to terminate on 31 October 2017. FCA did not disclose information to unions and workers about their intention to terminate the contract until the day of the expiry of the contract, when 530 workers were informed via text message their contract had come to an end. The remaining 300 workers had their contract extended on a temporary basis.

According to media sources, further 50 temporary agency workers lost their job among FCA service providers in surrounding areas.


  • 31 October 2017: Ciociaria Oggi
  • 4 November 2017: Il messaggero
  • 29 November 2017: Huffington Post


Eurofound (2017), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 92890, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92890.