Will Fiat Leave Italy?

One Cheeky Pop Art Fiat 500

Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne is arguing with the iconic Italian car manufacturers unions at the moment. Marchionne wants Fiat Italy to become more efficient and more productive. The unions think Fiat wants to deprive them of workers rights.

If Marchionne does not get his way, he’s hinting that Fiat might move to another country. Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi while speaking at an Italian-German summit yesterday commented that if Fiat decided to leave Italy, then so be it.

Berlusconi’s French Connection

Well, he has billions, virtually runs every aspect of Italy, and claimed that he wanted to save Alitalia for Italy, even if, after all the tooing and froing, one Alitalia’s original suitors, namely Air France, appears to have fallen back in favour.

Alitalia the Zombie Airline

A bit like some recalcitrant zombie, Alitalia just will not lie down and die. The stuttering saga of Italy’s national airline wobbles on, and does not appear to be coming to an end.

Alitalia RIP?

Things are not looking at all good onthe Alitalia Italian national airline front.

Intransigent Italian unions have refused to back down in negotiations to take over Italy’s beleaguered national airline. The net result is that everyone who works for the company will now lose their jobs. Nice move.

Alitalia’s Never Ending Story

After having fallen through back in July last year, talks concerning saving Italy’s ailing national airline have been resurrected.