Italy - General strike 8 March - March 31, 2019

The Union of Trade Unions, the Basic Union of Trade Unions, the CUB Trasporti and SGB trade unions and the Basic Confederations - SI Cobas and Cobas del Lavoro Privato - organised a general strike of the public and private sectors on Friday 8 March 2019. The unions organised the strike in protest to male violence against women, gender discrimination, and harassment in the workplace. Besides the point specific to women’s day, by using the hashtag ‘Fridays for future’ the unions also want to focus the attention of citizens and institutions on the urgent issue of climate change, to ask for a serious reflection on their lifestyles and a rapid and decisive implementation of policies aimed at reducing emissions and promoting a circular economic model.

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