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[en] Logistics workers’ struggle described “as worrying as mafia-related events”

Giovanni Monti, president of Legacoop Emilia-Romagna, was reported by the Bologna edition of La Repubblica as saying that “these manipulative kind of events which are on the increase among political extremists, as we’ve seen in Bologna, and which target cooperatives … Continue reading

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[en] 500 logistics workers march through Bologna

At least 500 people joined the demonstration organized by the Si Cobas union in Bologna, to protest against the layoff of 50 logistics workers who have been involved, over the last few months, in harsh struggles for fair salaries and … Continue reading

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[en] Logistics workers national strike

Many of the most important warehouses in northern Italy blockaded and the logistics sector of three of the most industrialized regions paralysed: that’s the result of the 24-hour strike called by the SI COBAS union and the ADL COBAS union … Continue reading

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[en] Piacenza: Logistics Workers 9 – IKEA 0

IKEA and CGS have finally surrendered. CGS is the contracting consortium for the Swedish giant warehouse in Piacenza which serves all of Southern Europe. After months of struggle, clashes and charges, the consortium has had to reinstate all the workers it suspended because of the protests. … Continue reading

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[en] Logistic worker killed while on strike in Piacenza

During the night between September 14 and 15, Abdelssalam Eldanf was killed while he was on strike with other workers in front of the GLS logistic plant in Piacenza. He was crushed by a truck that was trying to force … Continue reading

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[en] Granarolo workers demanding reinstatements are attacked by the police [video]

Around 100 workers at the Granarolo warehouse in Bologna have been protesting for eight months, demanding better working conditions, better wages, the repeal of Bossi-Fini law and the reinstatement of 51 colleagues who were fired in reprisal for their involvement in … Continue reading

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[en] Lionesses of Cisanello: workers’ victory in times of austerity

The lionesses of Cisanello For the cleaners at Pisa’s Cisanello Hospital, the nightmare began in October 2012 when the Local Health Agency of Pisa announced a reduction of 5% in the cleaning budget to comply with the Spending Review bill … Continue reading

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Trade union leader released after three days of protests across Italy

The national coordinator of the Si Cobas trade union was released on bail yesterday after his lawyer stated that the accusations against him are beginning to collapse. Aldo Milani, the head of Si Cobas was arrested on Friday during negotiations … Continue reading

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[en] 21st October: a day of general strike

On 21 October, over 1.3 million workers took part in a general strike called by a number of base trade unions (USB, S.I. Cobas, Unicobas, Adl Cobas, Cub Lazio) and joined by many organisations and local groups throughout Italy. The … Continue reading

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[en] Granarolo protesters march through Bologna [photos]

Bologna saw 1,000 people marching on February 1st, to bring the claims of Granarolo workers to the attention of local and national authorities. There were logistics workers not only from Granarolo’s own warehouse but also from other warehouses across Northern … Continue reading

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