MILAN -- Unions called for a one-day strike at Stellantis' Melfi plant in southern Italy on Monday over lack of new details by the automaker about its future production there, UILM, FIM-CISL, Fismic and Uglm said.
The automaker in June said it planned to produce five new models in Melfi - where it employs more than 5,000 workers - with the fifth one "subject to performance improvement."
Currently, the automaker builds the Fiat 500X small crossover, Jeep Renegade small SUV and Jeep Compass compact SUV in Melfi. Plug-in hybrid versions of the Jeeps are also assembled at the plant, which exports the Renegade and 500X to the U.S.
Unions said in a statement that Stellantis, in a meeting held on Friday, declined to give them updates on the fifth model and on which models it will assemble at the facility, pending talks with the Italian government over a wider deal.
Marco Lomio, the local head of UILM, said Melfi workers are called to an 8-hour strike on each of Monday's three scheduled shifts, with a total halt of the facility on that day.
The strike is not related to the ongoing action by United Auto Workers in the U.S. at three factories owned by General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler parent Stellantis.
Stellantis was not available for comment.