More than 20 days after the seizure of the Cosilam sewage treatment plant, cartonboard production at the RDM Villa Santa Lucia mill in Italy is still down.
Reno de Medici had stopped operations at the Villa Santa Lucia mill in Italy on 7 February due to issues related with the water treatment facility operated by Cosilam. Three weeks later production stoppage at the 220,000 tpy board mill in Italy's Frosinone province continues and it is still not clear when the company will be able to resume production again.
Employees of RDM Villa Santa Lucia are staging protests against the temporary closure of the plant, urging Reno de Medici, as well as the municipal and provincial authorities to find a quick solution to the problems of the Villa Santa Lucia mill. They fear that the current downtime might turn into a permanent shutdown of the site and that they would lose their jobs. Some 160 people are employed at the RDM board mill in Villa Santa Lucia. Another 130-140 jobs are closely connected to the board mill.
According to local media reports, another meeting of the responsible authorities is scheduled for Monday, 2 March.
This article is part of our coverage on Reno de Medici and the cartonboard and packaging industry in Italy and Europe. The full article on the ongoing production downtime at RDM's Villa Santa Lucia board mill will be published in EUWID Pulp and Paper issue 10.2020 on 4 March.
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