The employees of the Gaggia coffee making machines factory issued a series of protests after the company board decided to move their production facilities to Romania. According to Voce d'Italia, the move would cause the loss of 126 jobs.
The workers had a meeting with the local authorities in Robecco sul Naviglio, demanding the production to be maintained in Italy and claiming that the employers have no true reason to move the business to Romania, since the profit after taxes was 2 million euros in 2006.
The discussions didn’t reach any constructive result for the employees, so street meetings are still expected.
The Robecco sul Naviglio factory is controlled by the French group Saeco.