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Italy: Air transport sector workers to strike nationwide

Rome, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) A strike called by several Italian unions, calling for workers' rights, is presently affecting the country's airports.

The strike has been called by air transport sector workers affiliated to the Italian Labor Confederation (CGIL), Italian Labor Union (UIL), Italian Confederation of Workers’ Unions (CISL) and General Labor Union (UGL).

In the call for Sunday´s strike, it is stated that major reasons for the strike include the fact that the situation “has become unacceptable” and “it is critical to reach a contract renewal as soon as possible”.

Protesters called for “the purchasing power to the salary and dignity be restored to the thousands of Italian airport workers who face absolutely inadequate conditions”.

“We hope companies will immediately give some answers to the legitimate wage and regulatory demands that we have put on the table, but, if not, Sunday´s strike (June 4) will be the first one in a long series of union actions that will be called for starting from coming summer season,” the workers warned.

The Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) specified that operations of the companies Air Dolomiti, Volotea and Vueling will be mainly affected, with a 24-hour work stoppage.

ITA Airways announced in a press release that as many as 113 domestic flights have been cancelled, though most of passengers will be repositioned.


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