Italy -Workers at NH hoteles strike against lay-offs and outsourcing -September 21, 2012

Three unions at the Spanish-owned NH hotels announced a strike for 21 September. The unions are protesting against the announced loss of 400 jobs, a 120 of which are to disappear and the rest to be outsourced. NH has around 400 hotels in 26 countries. The participation was impressive. In Milano more than 75% of the workforce went on strike in a procession from one hotel to the other. Workers in Florence joint forces with Siena and in Rome 200 workers gathered in front of the Hotel Leonardo da Vinci.


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