Another day of difficulties for travelers: the unions Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl, Uiltrasporti, Ugl Ferrovieri, Fast Confsal and Orsa Trasporti have on strike from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday the 30thNovember denounce the lack of safety of workers in infrastructure systems, after the accident that occurred in Thurio, Calabria.
For unions “a very high membership”
For the unions, the strike had “very high support, with peaks of up to 100% of railway workers employed by all Italian railway companies, confirming that the category is no longer willing to risk their lives due to the lack of adaptation and modernization of railways and road infrastructure”. Like this Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl, Uiltrasporti, Ugl Ferrovieri, Orsa transport and Fast Confsal, after knowing the percentage of participants in the eight-hour strike called after another fatal accident, to urge the Government to intervene to solve the old problem of level crossings. “We thank the workers who joined the protest and we apologize to the people to whom we have caused inconvenience today,” they add, “but taking into account that in the accident, in addition to a train driver and the truck driver who lost their lives, ten passengers were also injured, to whom we wish a speedy recovery, we are sure that they understood that the strike was also essential for their interests,” the unions explained in a note.
Serious disturbances have occurred in Liguria. Furthermore, during the night a breakdown occurred at the Pietrasanta station which caused new problems on the La Spezia-Pisa line. Traffic returned to normal at 7am, but intercity trains suffered delays of up to 45 minutes and regional trains of up to 90 minutes. At 8 in the morning the strike began with delays, repressions and cancellations. The same situation in Abruzzo: long queues of travelers at the Pescara central station at the ticket offices also to ask for information and canceled trains, including regional ones to Teramo, Ancona, Avezzano and the Frecciarossa to Venice Santa Lucia.
Respect for the time zone
It is not excluded that the inconveniences could extend beyond the time slot, given that even the grassroots unions have proclaimed a strike in the sector but that it will last 24 hours and despite the fact that the Guarantor has requested special attention to limit the duration of the strike. stop at 8 hours and no more. «What happened near Corigliano Rossano in Calabria, It is not an accident but another massacre of railway workers and workers. shortly after that of Brandizzo – declared the USB (Basic Union) -. Specifically, the decision not to invest in the safety and modernization of the railway network has its tragic price.”