Clashes as protesters strike against labor reforms in Italy

Workers in Italy demonstrated in large numbers and clashed with police in a nationwide strike against the government’s proposed reforms. Unions protested a new law that enables firms to easily lay off employees.

Tens of thousands of Italian public and private sector employees striked nationwide on Friday against job policies aimed at hauling the country out of economic recession.

The strike, called by the nation’s biggest union coalition, the CGIL and two smaller confederations, the UIL and UGL, hit public transport, hospitals, schools and civil administrations across the country. More than 50 rallies were held nationwide, with around 40,000 participating at a demonstration in Rome.
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