Italian Trade Union Member Killed By Truck During Strike
Faizan Hashmi 2 months ago Fri 18th June 2021 | 04:52 PM
A trade union official was run over and killed by a truck during a strike in Italy Friday, with the union saying the driver had forced a barrier after a quarrel
Rome, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Jun, 2021 ) :A trade union official was run over and killed by a truck during a strike in Italy Friday, with the union saying the driver had forced a barrier after a quarrel.
Adil Belakhdim, 37, was the coordinator of the local S.I. Cobas union and had been protesting with others in the small town of Biandrate in the northwestern Piedmont region.
As part of a national strike for the logistics and transport sector, about 20 people in Biandrate were protesting outside a warehouse for the Lidl grocery store chain.
"Our coordinator ... was killed by a truck during the national strike in progress at Lidl Biandrate," wrote the S.
I. Cobas union on its Facebook page.
"The truck forced the barrier outside the warehouse running over the workers, including Adil." Italian news wire AGI reported that a fight had broken out between the protesters and the truck driver, and that Belakhdim was dragged for about ten metres after being struck.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi said he was "very saddened" by the death.