Unions inform migrant construction workers of gov't benefits vs. COVID-19

Today's labour news

Serena Sorrentino: “The same workers that have been attacked by policies aimed at making the public sector ‘more efficient’ are now on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19” 2020-04-07 [Equal Times]

Union urges pay deal for lower-league players 2020-04-06 [The Score]

Unions inform migrant construction workers of gov't benefits vs. COVID-19 2020-04-04 [BWI]

Italian workers protest against open factories as COVID-19 spreads 2020-03-27 [Deutsche Welle]

Covid-19: labour movement struggles to institute social distance between capital's needs and people's health in Italy 2020-03-27 [Global Labour University]

Italian metalworkers strike to halt non-essential production 2020-03-26 [IndustriALL]

Chief Editor under police protection after receiving death threats from neo-Nazi group 2020-03-24 [EFJ]

Dispatch from Italy: Class Struggle in the Time of Coronavirus 2020-03-22 [Labour Notes]

Unions call for all bank branches to shut for two weeks 2020-03-19 [UNI]

Coronavirus sparks nationwide strikes 2020-03-15 [Publico]

Union secures rights for shop workers in face of coronavirus 2020-03-03 [UNI]

Alitalia unions informed of proposals to trim routes and fleet 2020-02-25 [Flight Global]

Airline Strike Postponed Over Coronavirus 2020-02-25 [The Times]

Italy airline strike postponed over Coronavirus: union spokeswoman 2020-02-24 [Reuters]

Italian dockworkers refuse to resupply Saudi 'weapons' ship 2020-02-19 [Middle East Monitor]

Workers Refuse to Load Generators On Weapons-Laden Saudi Ship 2020-02-19 [Al-Bawaba]

'Stop the Saudi arms ship' say Genoa dockers 2020-02-19 [MENA SN]

Workers refuse to resupply Saudi weapons ship over 'Yemen war crimes' 2020-02-18 [The New Arab]

UNI GS in Italy to learn about sectoral bargaining victories, key issues for country’s union movement 2020-02-12 [UNI Global Union]

From sardines to a new language of politics? An interview with Paul Ginsborg 2020-01-10 [Opendemocracy]

Maintenance worker dies at Italy's Sevel plant 2020-01-05 [95.7]

Journalist Mario de Michele survived gun attack 2019-11-22 [EFJ]

Italian metalworkers strike for sustainable industry 2019-11-04 [IndustriALL]

Union fears FCA-Peugeot tie-up could hit Italian plants 2019-10-31 [Yahoo]

Rome hit by general strike over alleged poor management of capital 2019-10-26 [The Guardian]

Rome public workers strike over state of city, national strike disrupts flights 2019-10-26 [Euronews]

Black Friday Transit Strike Will Impact Rome 2019-10-25 [Vax Before Travel]

Are Kiwis buying slave-picked tomatoes? 2019-10-02 [Fairfax Media]

4 Indian-origin Sikh men drown in sewage tank in Italy 2019-09-14 [India Today]

Journalists’ union calls on the profession to improve media coverage of femicides 2019-09-13 [EFJ]

Italian job on West Coast Mainline tightens foreign grip on UK rail operations 2019-08-15 [RMT]

Ukrainian solider sentenced to 24 years in prison for the murder of two Italian media workers 2019-07-19 [IFJ]

Ukrainian soldier sentenced to 24 years in prison for the murder of Italian photographer Andrea Rocchelli in Donbas 2019-07-18 [EFJ]

ETUC: Italy Leaving Schengen, Means Isolating Itself From Europe 2019-07-09 [SVI]

No to walls, No to Italy outside Schengen, Yes to free movement of people 2019-07-08 [ETUC]

Saving Lives is not a Crime 2019-07-06 [PSI]

Judge orders release of captain who docked migrant-rescue ship 2019-07-05 [ITF]

Carola Rackete: nearly L1m raised to help migrant rescue ship captain arrested after police stand-off 2019-07-03 [Evening Standard]

Are Your Tinned Tomatoes Picked By Slave Labour? 2019-06-21 [Pulitzer Centre]

Giulio Regeni's parents demand Italy recall Cairo ambassador 2019-06-21 [The Guardian]

Unions refuse to load Saudi ship in protest over Yemen war 2019-06-19 [TLE]

Solidarity with striking metal workers 2019-06-18 [Industriall Europe]

UNI Deputy GS demands social Europe at FIST-CISL conference 2019-06-14 [UNI]

Solidarity with striking metal workers 2019-06-14 [IndustriALL]

Italian minister Salvini threatened journalist Roberto Saviano with withdrawal of his police protection 2019-06-04 [EFJ]

Riot police beats up journalist covering Neo-Fascist demonstration 2019-05-29 [EFJ]

Global solidarity for port strikes in Italy 2019-05-25 [ITF]

Unions mobilise to defend academic freedom 2019-05-25 [EI]

'We Will Not Be Complicit': Protesting Assault on Yemen, Italian Dock Workers Refuse to Load Saudi Weapons Vessel 2019-05-22 [Common Dreams]

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This month in labour history

19-04-1968 While 6,000 textile workers were on strike in Valdagno, scabs were snuck into the factory under police protection. Strikers fought 1000 police and toppled the bronze statue of the factory’s founder. [more]

25-04-1945 Milan and Turin were liberated from fascism following a workers uprising and general strike. Though other towns and cities were liberated before and after, this date was immortalised in the annual Liberation Day celebrations. [more]

26-04-1885 Textile union leader Giuditta Zanella was born in Italy. Took part in 1920 factory occupations then moved to Spain and fought in the Durruti Column. [more]