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30 Nov 2019 | 06:52 PM UTC

Italy: Alitalia workers to strike December 13 /update 2

Alitalia workers plan another 24-hour strike on December 13; associated flight disruptions, including delays and cancelations, possible

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Event

Workers for national carrier Alitalia are planning to hold another 24-hour strike on Friday, December 13. According to media reports, multiple unions across the country are planning on participating in the work stoppage. Significant flight disruptions, including delays, modified timetables, and cancelations, are possible if the strike is held.

Context

Aviation workers held a nationwide four-hour strike on November 25, forcing Alitalia to cancel approximately 200 domestic and international flights.

Transportation-related strikes are frequent in Italy and can be highly disruptive. However, in accordance with Italian law, minimum levels of services must be guaranteed during all industrial and social actions.

Advice

Potentially impacted travelers are advised to monitor developments to the situation, confirm the status of their flights prior to departure, and to contact their airline for additional information.