Tag Archives: CGIL

[en] Portrait of Italian May Day 2014

On May Day, as in many other places around the world, thousands of people gathered in squares and streets all over Italy to celebrate International Workers’ Day. The celebrations took different forms, from concerts to direct action such as disputes … Continue reading

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[en] Political turmoil inside CGIL

  The CGIL is Italy’s largest confederation of trade unions (secretary: Susanna Camusso) and includes as a member FIOM, the metalworkers’ federation (general secretary: Maurizio Landini; former president: Giorgio Cremaschi). Tension has been growing between CGIL and FIOM for some time and although there have been reassurances … Continue reading

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[en] Unions sign up to the repression of trade union rights

It should have been just the implementation decree for the 31 May agreement but it has turned into a new agreement, with an even harsher level of repression against workers’ struggles. The agreement regulates relations between Confindustria (the major employers’ … Continue reading

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[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] 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] May Day protests against union confederations

There was a clear split in the May Day celebration in Bologna. On one side there was the union confederations’ demonstration, and on the other side there were the base unions, the Articolo 33 Committee campaigning for the referendum about … 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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