Roberto Cavalli closes its Sesto Fiorentino’s site (Prato): everything moved to Milan

Roberto Cavalli chiude Sesto Fiorentino: tutto trasferito a Milano

While all businesses currently on full lockdown await to reopen their doors, Roberto Cavalli announced it will close down in Sesto Fiorentino. The definitive stop to the site was announced by the same company during a meeting with labor unions. The closing will “include the relocation of all 170 employees to Milan, throughout the next few months”.

Roberto cavalli shuts down Sesto Fiorentino

A joint statement made by the company and labor unions Filctem-Cgil e Femca-Cisl e Rsu, informing to have requested the region of Tuscany to activate the negotiation table to manage the crisis. Lorenzo Falchi, mayor of the town in question, admits of being “astonished” and believes this to be “an unacceptable behavior”, which causes “the dispersing of jobs and know-how of great value”.

The company’s comment

Roberto Cavalli made the announcement yesterday evening (April 20th, 2020). In a note, the brand (which was acquired by Dubai-based Vision Investments, ultimately Damac Properties) explained that the strategic plan includes the “aggregation of all commercial and administrative functions in the Milan office”. “The company – reads the note – confirms to be open to sit at the negotiation table with the Region of Tuscany and hopes to find common solutions within a few weeks”. The main objective, highlight labor unions, is the protection of jobs and working conditions of the workers”.

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