Italy -Series of union protests against easing of dismissal and other austerity plans -April 20, 2012

Trade unions have mounted two consecutive Friday demonstrations (on 13 and 20 April) in Rome to protest against announced austerity plans. The government has introduced measures to set the pension age at 66 for all workers, where the previous age was 65 for men and 60 for women. It has also the intention to make it easier for companies to fire employees. The CGIL leadership has announced a general strike if the Monti government doesn’t change its policy.

English:
http://english.cri.cn/6966/2012/04/13/1461s693197.htm
http://www.euronews.com/2012/04/20/strike-hit-italy-rages-against-monti-s-labour-reforms/

Italian:
http://www.fpcgil.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/22047
http://www.fp.cisl.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2910:manifestazione ...

 

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