Italy - Worker killed in picket line - September 30, 2016

Several trade unions have called for a massive rally in Piacenza on Saturday, 17 September, following the death of Abd Elsalam Ahmed Eldanf, a GLS delivery worker who was hit by a lorry while striking on September 14. According to the workers, the truck driver was ordered to break the picket line by the Chief of Staff at the plant. A strike had been called against the company contracted to run the plant, the SEAM. The company had fired 37 temporary workers, as well as a group of workers organised with the USB base union, who were actively leading struggles on the workplace. SEAM had previously agreed to re-hire 13 of the workers, but later on it rejected the agreement. Therefore, the workers immediately went on strike and blocked the exit of trucks from the plant.

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