Douglas, a German multinational company with 2,582 workers in Italy, has announced its intention to close 128 stores across the country by June 2022. There are currently 17 stores in Friuli-Venezia Giulia (three in Trieste, three in Pordenone, four in Gorizia, and seven in Udine) for a total of 86 workers. Management has announced its intention to proceed with the closing of four stores (Trieste Towers of Europe, Udine via Rialto, Cervignano del Friuli, Gemon Le Manifatture). Città Fiera Selling Point is closed on Valentine’s Day. 22 workers work inside the stores.
Coordinating structures and delegates from Filcams Cgil del Friuli Venezia GiuliaHeld in a permanent session, it denounces the gross irresponsibility, in form and substance, of the company reorganization project, which is an industrial project that has not been presented to trade unions. “We believe – say sector representatives – that the ongoing global pandemic did not in and of itself define the store crisis, but has certainly accelerated the transformations of the retail world, or part of it, with a significant increase in remedies. For example, for online purchases, one The assets in which the multinational company appears to have invested significant resources and intends to continue investing, impoverishing the points of sale and making them, in fact, below the threshold of economic balance. So if this is the future of the company, this is its development plan, try to manage the transition through Retraining employees to reduce the impact of hiring as much as possible. “