Martedì, 23 Ottobre 2018

Pan-European protests tie up Milan


Milan, November 14 - Strikes and demonstrations
tied up traffic in Milan early Wednesday as protesters began a
pan-European show of solidarity against rising unemployment and
austerity measures.
Transport workers, train conductors and hospital employees
were among those who took to picket lines in Milan, while police
said large pockets of students and labor unions were gathering
around the city.
Protests were also planned around Rome as parliament was
scheduled to vote on the government's so-called Stability Law, a
government budget reform bill.
Susanna Camusso, the head of Italy's powerful CGIL labor
confederation, was leading protests in Terni, central Italy, in
front of the troubled Tk-Ast steel mill.
At least 100 demonstrations were scheduled around the
In addition to Italy, strikes were expected in the fellow
debt-ridden countries of Greece, Portugal and Spain, with other
demonstrations organized around northern and central Europe.
Responding to the European Trade Union Confederation's call
to walk out on the job Wednesday, an estimated 40 groups in 23
countries are involved in protests.
Airports across Europe, especially Spain and Portugal, have
already been filling with passengers from cancelled flights.

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