General strike staged in Italy

Employees in Italy stage protests

A number of Italian trade unions - in transport, education, health and other areas - announced a general strike across the country on Friday. Protests by workers in both the public and private sectors are linked to dissatisfaction with the general conditions and wages, Report informs citing TASS.

According to him, the strike will affect primarily the work of transport. So, power outages are expected in Rome, the work of utilities will be limited. The strike extends to the subway, surface transportation, educational institutions and museums. Serious difficulties in the work of public transport will affect Milan.

The Italian company Alitalia has canceled about 240 flights.

Employees of the national railway company Ferrovie dello Stato are also on strike from 21:00 Thursday to 21:00 Friday. In this regard, the schedule of regional trains has been changed, and some of them have been canceled. It is noted that the strike will not affect the trains of high-speed rail lines. Regional trains are guaranteed from 6: 00 to 9: 00 and from 18: 00 to 21: 00.

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