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A showdown is brewing in the wake of an Italian court's ruling that certain portions of a 1970-era Italian labor law were unconstitutional. The court's decision means that Fiat SpA cannot bar Fiom, one of Italy's most militant labor unions, from representing workers in Fiat plants. Fiom was the only major union that refused to sign new labor contracts that Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne had demanded in return for a major investment program in Italy that would secure thousands of jobs. As reported on Allpar yesterday, Marchionne spoke during the announcement of a five-year, $900 million joint investment by Fiat SpA and PSA Peugeot Citroen in the SevelSud plant in Atessa Val Di Sangro, in the Chieti province of eastern Italy, for the development of a new commercial van to replace the current Ducato which is also sold as the Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Jumper. "We at Fiat are..
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