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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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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] 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] Trade unionist savagely beaten in Milan

On Tuesday 14th January, in northern Milan, trade unionist Fabio Zerbini was brutally beaten by two men suspected to be connected with Italian organised crime. Fabio Zerbini is a co-ordinator for the SI Cobas, a base union that is active … Continue reading

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[en] Victory – albeit limited – at San Raffaele hospital

After months of difficult struggle – in which workers blocked major roads, occupied rooftops and fought with police – an agreement has been reached at Milan’s San Raffaele hospital. The agreement was reached with unions early on the morning of … Continue reading

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[en] Strikes and scuffles in Milan to defend public healthcare

Health workers across the Lombardia region took part in a 24-hour strike on Wednesday 8th May, as part of the ongoing struggle against 244 redundancies at San Raffaele Hospital. Already, 66 workers have been served with redundancy letters, effective immediately. … Continue reading

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