Today the general strike. Several events are planned, with the CGIL and the UIL in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo. Bus and metro stop from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
“We are here because we represent the majority of this country, of those who pay taxes and keep the country on its feet with work and who today are not listened to by this government: in this way the government is leading the country to collapse and “I will not do it.” we will allow. Unlike the government, we have in mind giving a future to the country, to the young people.” Thus the general secretary of the CGIL, Mauricio Landini, from the demonstration in Piazza del Popolo on the day of the strike with Uil. “We are the ones who pay with our taxes the salaries of those in politics and government,” he adds.
“The response that exists today in this square shows that not the union, nor Landini nor Bombardieri, but the people do not want to renounce democracy and their rights. If the government is capable of listening, then change its mind, stop doing nonsense . and withdraw the court order and finally open negotiations with us who are making proposals to improve this country. If you think you will not listen to us, we will continue until we get results.” Landini emphasizes that the judicial measure “is an act that speaks for itself and that in the democratic and republican history of this country has never been seen, never by any government.”
“This plaza is a democratic response from people who suffer, who have paid to be here. It is a democratic response to those who act as institutional bullies. We must have respect for the workers.” The general secretary of Uil says it, Pierpaolo Bombardieri, from the demonstration in Piazza del Popolo on the day of the strike together with the CGIL. Then, regarding relations with the CISL, “we continue to fight for unitary proposals. Fortunately in Italy there is union pluralism, there is no single union. We ask for wage increases, interventions in matters of safety in the workplace and taxes”, Bombers underlines .
‘Now stop!’: The strike and demonstration of the CGIL and the UIL are underway to change the economic and social maneuvers and policies of the Meloni government. The strike lasts 8 hours or a full work shift nationwide for the public sector, schools, universities and research, healthcare and postal workers. After the judicial measure, for the transport sector, from buses and subways to trains – excluding regular flights – the stoppage is 4 hours, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., as well as for firefighters. Workers in the central regions also folded their arms for 8 hours. It is the first stage of the mobilization proclaimed by the CGIL and the UIL: a total of five days with strikes and demonstrations in 58 squares, with more than 100 demonstrations at the territorial and regional level, which will then involve the Northern regions on December 24. November. and those from the South on December 1. Sicily and Sardinia will stop on November 20 and 27 respectively.
Events are scheduled in Florence, Perugia, Ancona, Ascoli Piceno, Pesaro, Fermo, Macerata, Lanciano, Campobasso and Rome. In the capital the event is in Piazza del Popolo, with the general secretaries of the CGIL and the UIL, Maurizio Landini and Pierpaolo Bombardieri, who will speak on stage after the speech of six workers and two students. The mobilization was promoted by the two confederations “to increase salaries, expand rights and counteract a budget law that does not stop the dramatic impoverishment of workers, pensioners and pensioners and does not offer a future to young people.” of an “other economic, social and contractual policy, which is not only possible but necessary and urgent. Enough is enough!”
“I am proud that today 20 million Italians can move freely because the right to strike of a minority cannot undermine the right to work of the majority.” The Minister of Transport said it in Bari. Matthew Salvini.
“I think it is legitimate for unions to express their concerns also through a strike, because it is a right affirmed and reaffirmed by our system. I think it must be done in an orderly manner. This does not exclude dialogue and “Also, especially for our part, of the Government, the willingness to listen that there has been in recent months and, above all, I believe that it will also characterize the coming months and years.” The Minister of Labor said it Marina Elvira Calderon speaking in Genoa, on the sidelines of the Orientations room, about the strike called by the unions in the maneuver that is taking place in these hours.
Video CGIL-UIL strike, images of Piazza del Popolo from above
Metro lines A and B/B1 continue to operate, while metro C is closed (last service at 8:59), while at Termini-Centocelle, reductions or interruptions of buses, trolleybuses and trams are possible until 1:00 p.m. . am, of Rome’s public transport announced by Atac at the beginning of the strike.
Thousands of people demonstrate in Piazza Castello in Turin on the day of the general strike against the maneuver called by the CGIL and the UIL. Other events take place in Alessandria, Cuneo and Novara.
The strike lasts eight hours in the public sector, in schools and healthcare, and four hours in transport to avoid sanctions.
The prefect of Turin, Donato Cafagna, has adopted an urgent ordinance aimed at guaranteeing the functionality of the urban lines affected by the celebration of the ATP Finals at the Pala Alpitour.
According to the first union data, membership is high in all sectors: 70% in Turin’s urban transport, 40% in the railway network, 60% in motorways, 100% in non-emergency health services, 50% among Amazon workers, 70% among Fedex workers. Many schools are closed. The final demonstration in Piazza Castello – after the interventions of the representatives of the CGIL and the UIL of the school, the third sector, the Turin City Council and the school canteens. from Amiat, from the Post Office – will be from the general secretary of Uil Piemonte Gianni Cortese.
Few inconveniences for public transport users in Naples due to the four-hour strike, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., proclaimed by the CGIL and the UIL, since Naples is excluded from the abstention due to the temporal proximity of a similar organized mobilization recently by the Union. Buses, trams and subways run regularly, as do trains and EAV vehicles. Delays and cancellations could only occur on Trenitalia regional trains during the strike time between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
The demonstration of workers interested in the general strike called today by the CGIL and the UIL against the budget law started from the Genoa ferry terminal. A very busy procession, of about 2,000 people, which opened with a banner with the motto “Enough is enough” and which will cross the city to arrive in front of the Prefecture of Genoa, where there are already a hundred students. The appointment of six midwives from the Galliera hospital was confirmed, a measure adopted by the prefect and requested by the management of the Genoese hospital. The premiere of Werther at the Carlo Felice theater is also canceled due to Snater and Filas’ strike.