Italy -Unitary strike of metalworkers' unions -December 24, 2011

The three metalworkers' unions, FIOM-CGIL, FIM-CISL and UILM, on 12 December organised a successful three-hour strike. The unions were protesting against social injustice and attacks on workers' rights, and demanded an effective industrial policy to safeguard jobs. The metalworkers’ strike was the kick-off to a week of mobilisation called by the CGIL, CISL and UIL union confederations against the new government’s economic manoeuvres. Graphical workers went on strike on 13 December, public transport workers on 15 and 16 December, banking and insurance sector employees on 16 December, the civil service on 19 December, and telecom workers on 22 December.

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