Italy -Anti-austerity general strike -October 02, 2012

The trade unions have mobilised for a long announced strike with demonstrations all over the country on 28 September. Protesters – ranging from university professors, public administration and health employees, and garbage collectors – took to the streets as part of a strike organised by the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) and the Italian Union of Labour (UIL). In the preceding weeks PM Mario Monti tried to calm down the international audience with statements that Italy no longer risks being a source of turmoil amid the on-going Eurozone debt crisis.


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