2014 Italian general strike

The 2014 Italian general strike was a one-day general strike which took place on 12 December across Italy. Two of the country's largest trade union confederations, the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) and Italian Labour Union (UIL), participated in the action in an effort to stop a plan put forth by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to weaken labour laws surrounding the hiring and firing of young workers. The Italian Confederation of Workers' Trade Unions (CISL) did not participate.[1] Thousands of workers stopped work for the day to take part in the action across the country. Public protests were held in most major cities and regions.[2]

2014 Italian general strike
Date12 December 2014
Italian government led by Matteo Renzi

In 2011, Italian workers also participated in a general strike against austerity measures proposed by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.[3]

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  1. ^ "Two major Italy unions call strike over government economic policies". Reuters. 19 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Italy trade unions strike over Renzi's labour reforms". BBC News. 12 December 2014.
  3. ^ Donadio, Rachel (6 September 2011). "Italian Workers Strike Against Austerity Measures". The New York Times.