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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] FIOM strike and student demonstrations

The union FIOM (the metalworkers’ federation affiated to CGIL) held an eight-hour  general strike on December 5 (in Lombardy, Marche and Tuscany) and on December 6 (in all other regions of Italy) to protest against the separate agreement signed by … 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] 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] Transport workers in 24-hour strike

On October 2, urban transportation was blocked for nearly 24 hours in every Italian city, in a 1-day strike organized by several unions of public transport workers (Filt-Cgil, Fit-Cisl, Uiltrasporti, Ugltrasporti, and Faisa-Cisal). Transport workers are protesting the missed renewal … 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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[en] Update about Castelnuovo Scrivia migrant workers’ struggle

Two months into their struggle, the migrant workers at Castelnuovo Scrivia have started up new strikes. On August 3, the workers demonstrated at Alessandria, where they enjoyed the support not only of the labor union, political party and associations that … Continue reading

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[en] Workers protests against the Spending Review Decree

The Decree Although a wave of protest mounted across the nation, on July 31 the Spending Review decree was approved by the Chamber of Deputies. The bill will now have to pass in the Senate. The spending review imposes the … Continue reading

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[en] Strike in Ilva plants all over Italy

Today Ilva, the biggest steel industry in Europe, has stopped for a 24 hour strike. Its plant in Taranto, the most important steelworks in the whole continent, was stopped by a judicial measure by reason of the immense damages it has … Continue reading

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