Tag Archives: COBAS

[en] 1000 demonstrate in Piacenza against ban for union organizer

Around 1000 people marched through the streets of Piacenza on April 6 to protest against the exclusion notice served on Aldo Milani, national coordinator of the radical union SI-COBAS. The notice bans Milani from the city of Piacenza for three … Continue reading

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[en] Piacenza: Logistics Workers 9 – IKEA 0

IKEA and CGS have finally surrendered. CGS is the contracting consortium for the Swedish giant warehouse in Piacenza which serves all of Southern Europe. After months of struggle, clashes and charges, the consortium has had to reinstate all the workers it suspended because of the protests. … Continue reading

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[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] School and anti-fascist demonstrations, November 24

On November 24 2012, three different demonstrations took place in Rome and in other cities. In the morning, two separate rallies marched through the capital, both protesting against cuts in school budgets. The first was led by the COBAS union, … Continue reading

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[en] European strike: a list of (about) all demonstrations in Italy

Agrigento: demonstration outside the prefecture. Alessandria: in the bankrupt city, the protest was led by public employees, demonstrating against cuts by the central government. Ancona: approximately 1.000 people (students, workers, migrants) marched through the city. The movement part of the … 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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