Italy unions pressure Fiat to soften revival plan

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ROME, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Italian auto workers' unions resumed talks with Fiat in combative mood on Friday, determined to stop the crisis-hit group carrying out a revival plan that includes some 8,000 planned layoffs. "If Fiat thinks it can carry out this plan relying on state jobless benefits (to take care of the workers), we don't think that is an option," said Gianni Rinaldini, head of the biggest metalworkers' union. Fiat, Italy's largest private employer, is battling to reduce its ...

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