Italy: General Strike Today.

Tendance Coatesy

Il corteo di Milano (Fotogramma/Matarazzi)

Sciopero generale, trasporti bloccati  54 manifestazioni in tutta Italia. 

General Strike, transport at a halt, 54 demonstrations across Italy.

Protesta contro legge di Stabilità e Jobs Act.

Trade unions in Italy are staging an eight-hour general strike in protest against labor market reforms and austerity measures. The country is experiencing high unemployment, particularly among the young.

Deutsche Welle.

A general strike called by two major Italian trade unions on Friday hit schools, hospitals, airports, highways, ports and public transport across the country, as public and private sector workers protested against unpopular reforms to the labor market and cuts to public spending.

The strike was initiated by Italy’s first and third-largest unions, CGIL and UIL, with the second-largest labor confederation, CISL, refusing to participate.

More than 50 rallies or protest marches at various locations were expected to accompany the walkout, held under the motto “Cosi non va!” (approximately: “This is not…

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