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UPDATE 1-Unions still worried about Stellantis plan for production in Italy

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TURIN, April 15 (Reuters) - Italian unions still have fears about a Stellantis plan for production at the carmaker’s plants in Italy, even after the company told them it had no plan to reduce its production capacity, they said on Thursday.

Stellantis told them it had no plan to reduce its production capacity in the country and in particular at the Melfi plant, in Southern Italy, but that it was considering other actions as it deals with weak demand, unions said in a joint statement.

Last month the head of the FIM CISL union Ferdinando Uliano said the carmaker was weighing whether to close one of two production lines at its Melfi car plant.

“The company gave us only partial reassurance on Melfi”, Gianluca Ficco of Uilm union said after unions met the company in Turin. “We will stay vigilant”.

However, the company “did not dispel all our doubts and fears”, FIM, FIOM, UILM, FISMIC, UGLM, AQCFR unions said in the statement.

A new meeting with the company is expected in May. (Reporting by Giulio Piovaccari; Editing by Chris Reese and Aurora Ellis)

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