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02 Jan 2020 | 08:27 AM UTC

Italy: Transportation strikes scheduled in several cities January 7-25

Several transportation unions call for strikes across Italy January 7-25; plan alternate routes

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Event

Several transportation unions have called for strikes in several cities starting Tuesday, January 7, through at least Saturday, January 25.

On January 7, TPER Bologna ticketing staff has scheduled a 24-hour strike, potentially causing delays and cancelations on the Emilia-Romagna regional railway service.

The OSR ORSA Ferrovie unions have called on Trenord staff in Lombardy to hold a 23-hour strike starting at 03:00 (local time) on Wednesday, January 8, until 02:00 on Thursday, January 9.

On Friday, January 10, taxi drivers in Bologna will hold a six-hour strike from 10:00 through 13:00, and again from 17:00 to 20:00.

On Saturday, January 11, Volotea Airline staff will strike at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) for four hours, from 10:00 to 14:00.

Another strike is scheduled on Tuesday, January 14, by staff at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi (BLQ), Rome Fiumicino (FCO), Rome Ciampino (CIA), Reggio Calabria (REG), Ancona (AOI), Perugia (PEG), Aeroporto D'Abruzzo at Pescara (PSR), and Venice airports. This will also include a strike by Easyjet cabin staff and Ernest Airline staff nationwide.

On Monday, January 13, Roma Tpl and Cotri public transportation staff will strike in Rome, likely affecting the city's metro and bus network operations.

On Friday, January 24, rail unions in Turin have called for a 24-hour strike lasting through Saturday, January 25. 

System-wide transportation disruptions and an increased demand for alternative transportation are to be expected.

Context

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

Individuals across Italy are advised to monitor developments, anticipate disruptions and an increased demand for alternative transportation, and budget extra time to reach their destinations for the duration of the strikes.