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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] Granarolo workers demanding reinstatements are attacked by the police [video]

Around 100 workers at the Granarolo warehouse in Bologna have been protesting for eight months, demanding better working conditions, better wages, the repeal of Bossi-Fini law and the reinstatement of 51 colleagues who were fired in reprisal for their involvement in … 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] Richard-Ginori: still turmoil

Richard-Ginori, famous around the world for the production of porcelain, is one of the best known “Made in Italy” names. The firm’s production plant has been in Sesto Fiorentino, near Florence, since 1735. In August 2012, due to the firm’s … Continue reading

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[en] Italy is top of European table for work-related deaths

Eurostat figures released on 7 January 2013 confirm Italy’s shocking success: it is the country with the highest number of work-related deaths in Europe. The statistics from 2010 show that, in Italy, 718 people suffered a work-related death in the … 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] 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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