Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.2 - Other postal and courier activities

361 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 April 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


American transport and logistics company FedEx announced the dismissal of 315 employees, most of them couriers, due to the closure of 24 of its 34 Italian transport platforms. According to the company's restructuring plan, administrative workers will be concentrated in four centres while transport activities will be almost entirely outsourced to TNT, which has been part of the group since 2016.

According to the trade unions  Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl and Uiltrasporti, the dismissals are unjustified as the company is not experiencing any reduction of its production volumes. A first strike of all Italian FedEx employees was called for 17 May.

In Italy FedEx currently employs 1,143 workers.


  • 27 April 2018: Uominietrasporti.it
  • 17 May 2018: La Repubblica
  • 26 April 2018: Il Giorno


Eurofound (2018), FedEx, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 94015, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94015.