Category Archives: Precarious Workers

Foodora strikes in Italy – the dark side of the sharing economy

1. The sharing economy? 2. Foodora in Italy 3. New conditions and first strikes 4. Evolution of the struggle 5. Flexibility and the Italian labour market 6. Sources 1. The sharing economy? Newspapers report every day how our world is … 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] Renzi government reforms jobs and cuts rights

At first glance, Giuliano Poletti, Minister of Labour and Social Policy in the Renzi government, could look like an old-fashioned left-wing politician: born into a farming family in the “red” Emilia-Romagna region, raised in the Communist Party, president of Legacoop, … Continue reading

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[en] Hospital workers fight police in Milan

It has been a week of renewed struggle at Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital, with mass meetings, rooftop occupations, demonstrations and fights with the police. After months of calm since the last round of protests at the end of 2012, Monday … 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] Minister of Labour Elsa Fornero is Welcomed in Naples by 3000 Protesters

More than 3,000 students and unemployed workers demonstrated on November 12 in Fuorigrotta, a neighborhood of Naples, as a protest against Elsa Fornero, the Minister of Labour, and Francesco Profumo, the Minister of Education, who were in town to attend … Continue reading

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