Italy - Unions rally for better working conditions - January 31, 2018

The metalworkers trade unions FIOM-CGIL, FIM-CISL and UILM-UIL organised a rally and one-hour strike across the Lombardy region to attract public attention to the problem of poor health and safety at work, following four recent tragic fatalities at Lamina spa in Rho, Milan and Elettronica LG in Rovato, Brescia. The unions criticised the lack of compliance by companies with procedures and safety rules. The recalled that too often these dramas show the inadequacy of the prevention systems and measures necessary to ensure the safety and security of workers. Too often working conditions are being put in second place underestimating the necessity of prevention, training and interventions to raise awareness of the topic and securing of workplaces are held back by cost, and no investment is done in people and their future.

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