COVID-19 in Italy
The fascist assault on a union in Italy: Some thoughts

On October 9, during a demonstration against the government’s measures to limit the spread of the pandemic, right-wing nationalist forces attacked the headquarters of the major union CGIL in Rome. What lies behind that assault and how can it be framed?

Thousands hit the streets of Italy in defense of labor rights

The working class across Italy has been devastated by the crisis inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the austerity driven policies of neo-liberal governments.

Our lives, their profits: Against the G20 Global Health Summit!

Organizations in Italy have called for a mobilization at the same time as the G20 Health Summit to call on global leaders to prioritize public health over profits and guarantee equal vaccine access

Workers Protest-Italy 100 days of strike: Texprint workers in Italy demand rights and dignity

The workers of textile printing company Texprint srl. in Prato, Italy, have been on strike since January 18 demanding the reduction of their exploitative 12-hour daily work shifts to a maximum of eight hours per day

Italian workers and students stage countrywide protests

Trade unionists and students took part in a general strike demanding safety and rights at their workplaces and educational institutions. The protesting workers also sought an end to layoffs and dismissals and guaranteed wages for the unemployed

Italy Protests Protests in Milan against Lombardy administration’s handling of COVID-19 

Faulty COVID-19 infection estimates from Lombardy showing a higher rate of infections had prompted the Italian government to designate it as a ‘Red Zone’ and impose stricter lockdown measures, resulting in huge revenue losses 

Communist youth mobilize across Italy demanding safety in schools

Leftist organizations in Italy have condemned the government’s lack of planning when it comes to the education sector and its bowing to the interests of corporates

Housing Rights-Italy Italian housing rights groups protest government’s rejection of eviction ban extension

Major parliamentary parties in Italy, including the ruling Democratic Party, have refused to extend the ban on evictions which was imposed in the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis. Evictions are set to resume on January 1

Free Transport-Italy Italian youth demand free and safe public transport

Youth across the country have been organizing demonstrations highlighting the lack of enough facilities for students as the number of COVID-19 cases has surged in recent times

Proposal to reduce MPs in Italy approved in referendum with support of establishment parties 

The proposal to reduce the number of members of both of houses of parliament was opposed by the left parties which said it would decrease democratic representation

Italian metalworkers protest demanding better work conditions

On June 25, major metalworkers unions in Italy gathered at the Piazza del Popolo in Rome demanding an improvement in work conditions post the COVID-19 crisis.

Metal workers demo-Italy Italian metalworkers demonstrate demanding better working conditions 

Workers have demanded that the Italian government resolve long-pending disputes related to work conditions. They also raised issues regarding lay-offs and lack of wages

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