The Italian unions organizing workers in EON have officially informed management that there is a conflict with the company as a first step in what could escalate in full blown industrial action. No overall social plan exists for the company, nor at Italian level. The company is violating the agreements to invest and upgrade its production capacity. Concretely workers are threatened with forced dismissal in its operation in Sardinia. The unions have also informed the European Works Council. EPSU supports the Italian unions in their demands for a just solution. EPSU affiliates involved are CGIL-FILTCEM, CISL-FLAEI and UILCEM.