Italy - Unions call for strike in waste sector - October 23, 2009

The three main unions - affiliated to the CGIL, CISL and UIL confederations- have called for strike action in the waste sector on 20 November in response to government plans for the sector. These will lead to privatisation or some form of public private partnership with at least a 40% share going to the private sector. The implications are that there will be very few services that will continue to be run by in-house providers. Apart from the likely impact on pay and conditions, the unions are worried about the effect of the reforms on environmental policies and the quality of service.




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