Italy -Firefighters’ demonstration highlights impact of cuts -March 01, 2012

Firefighters mobilised in Rome on 22 February to expose the scale of the problems facing the service, particularly in Rome, because of underfunding. The service is understaffed and there is inadequate training while firefighters have seen a decline in their pay in real terms along with serious delays in payments for overtime work.




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