Category Archives: Tertiary and services

[en] IKEA Struggle – January Update

On January 3rd, porters and stores workers at IKEA and subcontracted cooperatives in Piacenza again blocked the entrance to the warehouse. The workers have been fighting for over two months against the politically-motivated firing of 12 of their colleagues, in … Continue reading

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[en] 14N European strike: Bologna

Four rallies, involving 10,000 people, crossed Bologna as part of the European general strike on 14 November 2012. The rallies left at 9 a.m. from different parts of the city, marching along all major streets, from those of the university … Continue reading

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[en] The Struggle at Ikea Continues: November 11 update

After a workers’ blockade in front of the IKEA storage in Piacenza was violently cleared on November 2, the protest spread to other cities. Solidarity rallies were organized in Bologna and Piacenza on November 7 and solidarity demonstrations took place … Continue reading

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[en] Struggle at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan

On the morning of Monday, 5 November, hundreds of workers from the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan held a demonstration along the city’s major ringroad, blocking traffic in both directions for about an hour. The demonstration had been called during … Continue reading

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[en] All-out strike and clashes at Ikea plant

Four workers have been hospitalized after riots took place in front of the gates of the Ikea plant in Piacenza this morning (November 2). The plant is the Swedish corporation’s main Italian storage centre and its workers are nominally employed … Continue reading

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[en] Alessandria: the first Italian city to face bankruptcy

After Sicily’s initial fears of bankruptcy which were settled with extraordinary state funding, for the first time an Italian city went bankrupt. Alessandria, in the northeastern Piedmont region, has 100 million euros of deficit. The missing money wasn’t spent on … Continue reading

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