Italian Metalworkers Go On Nationwide 8-Hour Strike
Sumaira FH 5 days ago Fri 14th June 2019 | 10:40 PM
Italy's metal industry trade unions are holding an eight-hour strike nationwide against the government's economic policy, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Friday
"We are addressing both the government and businesspeople. We need an emergency investment plan, real tax reform and investment in the social welfare state," Marco Bentivogli, the leader of the FIM-CISL metal workers' trade union, said at a rally.
Industrial production in Italy has decreased by 5.5 percent since 2012, while car manufacturing fell 19 percent in comparison with the previous year. According to trade unions, anywhere from 80,000 to 280,000 workers are currently at risk of losing their jobs.