Italy - Public transport workers against privatisation - August 31, 2017

Public transportation workers in the cities of Rome and Naples went on strike on 20 July 2017 against plans to privatise the sector. The strike convened by several trade union organisations was initially conceived for 24 hours throughout the national territory, but its scope was reduced after negotiations between representatives of trade unions and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation. The most recent of two national public transportation strikes taking place this year occurred on 6 July, also protesting against the eventual privatisation of the sector and in defence of the right to strike, whose limits are currently under discussion in the Senate for essential public services such as transportation.

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