Mothering Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,752 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just wondering how things went / are going if anyone here participated in this strike.<br><br><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4053809.stm" target="_blank">http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4053809.stm</a><br><br>
From the link:<br><br>
Nationwide strike cripples Italy<br><br><br>
Millions of Italian workers are taking part in a one-day general strike against the economic policies of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.<br><br>
Trade union leaders are furious with $8bn in public sector spending cuts in next year's budget, pushed through last week by Mr Berlusconi.<br><br>
The European Commission had warned Italy to reduce its public debt, which is the third largest in the world.<br><br>
Government officials say they are baffled to see workers striking against a reform designed to put more money in people's pockets.<br><br><br><br>
"This demonstration is the start of a unified action to get this country back on its feet," said former European Commission President Romano Prodi, who hopes to lead a broad left-wing alliance against Mr Berlusconi in the 2006 general elections.<br><br>
"We're not just protesting against a policy but are starting work to resuscitate this country."<br><br>
The protest marks the fourth general strike in Italy since Mr Berlusconi took power in 2001. Labour market and pension reforms, both of which later became law, sparked previous strikes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
155 Posts
I lived in Italy for a few years and strikes are very very common there. I remember the base having to fly in milk and basic necessities when the truckers would go on strike.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top