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Italian Trade Unions To Stage 24-hour Port Strike On May 23

Italian trade unions to stage 24-hour port strike on May 23

Italian Trade Unions To Stage 24-hour Port Strike On May 23Source: Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale

Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) May 9, 2019 – Italian trade unions Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl and Uiltrasporti plan to jointly hold a 24-hour strike of port workers on May 23, due to the slow advancement of the talks for a new collective labour agreement in the sector.

The collective labour contract, has an irreplaceable role for the regulation and protection and is one of the central themes at the base of the dispute to safeguard the jobs at ports, the trade unions said. 

Today in the changes taking place in Italian ports, with the participation of shipping companies and financial funds in the structures of terminal operators, the strategy is aimed at obtaining cost cuts in the supply chains at the expense of port workers, Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl and Uiltrasporti said.

“The problem is ignored by the government and neglected by many port authority presidents who do not carry out the expected role of guarantors in the functioning of the ports, which are pins of the country system.”

Source: ANSA

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