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Italian unions mobilize for ‘A future for work!’

Hundreds of thousands of trade union members from across Italy came together in Rome on February 9 for a demonstration called by the three largest national union confederations demanding the ‘populist’ government act to ensure ‘A future for work!’

Italian unions mobilize for A future for workUnemployment in Italy is the third highest in the European Union after Greece and Spain; youth unemployment, officially at nearly 17%, is double the EU average. Despite their election campaign’s demagogic social promises, the 5 Star/League government’s new budget law includes no measures to stimulate job creation, address the growth in poverty or secure pensions. The unions are jointly calling for a massive government-led investment program and active measures to promote women’s employment through increased child care services and improved work-life balance, among other measures, to combat unemployment and reduce poverty and precariousness.




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