Category Archives: Industry

[en] Steel workers attacked by police in Terni

On June 5th, hundreds of striking workers marched through the streets of Terni, supported by the unions CGIL, CISL and UIL. They were protesting against the lack of a future for their plant, the former Thyssenkrupp steel plant, now owned … 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] Not Jolly: Genoa dock workers protest after the disaster

Two workers are still missing and seven were found dead at the Port of Genoa, after the Jolly Nero, a cargo ship, hit the pilots’ control tower on the night of Tuesday May 7. The city is in mourning. There … Continue reading

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[en]”Siamo tutti clandestini”: Migrants demonstrate against racism and exploitation (Photos)

Despite heavy rain, around 1000 people marched through the streets of Bologna on 23 March 2013, in a general demonstration against the Bossi-Fini law, a restrictive law on immigration from 2002. The demands were clear: The guarantee of a residence … 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] Taranto and Turin: the war against workers continues

While the media’s attention has been focussed on the Italian election results and their ramifications, workers continue to suffer, and the justice they deserve continues to be denied to them. Thursday the ILVA steel mill in Taranto, the factory with … Continue reading

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[en] Richard-Ginori: still turmoil

Richard-Ginori, famous around the world for the production of porcelain, is one of the best known “Made in Italy” names. The firm’s production plant has been in Sesto Fiorentino, near Florence, since 1735. In August 2012, due to the firm’s … Continue reading

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