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December 2, 1994 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi backed away from the brink Thursday, tempering economic austerity with billion-dollar concessions and persuading labor unions to scrap a nationwide general strike scheduled for today. The accord, reached in a marathon 21-hour negotiating session with the three main unions, followed a decision by Berlusconi's Forza Italia movement and its coalition partners to stay together at least through the year.
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April 17, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Millions of Italians staged this country's first full-day work stoppage in 20 years Tuesday to protest government plans to make it easier to fire workers. Airports were almost deserted, few trains were running, and banks, schools and post offices were closed. Italy's three biggest unions estimated that as many as 13 million people had heeded the strike call, out of a total work force of 21 million. They said at least 2 million had taken part in rallies.
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September 26, 1997 | Reuters
Two people were killed and more than 10 were injured in a strong earthquake that shook central Italy early today, state media reported. The National Geophysical Institute said the quake measured 5.5 and was centered close to the city of Foligno in the Umbria region. The two dead, reportedly an elderly couple, were killed when their house in the mountain village of Collecurti collapsed.
NEWS
September 26, 1997 | Reuters
Two people were killed and more than 10 were injured in a strong earthquake that shook central Italy early today, state media reported. The National Geophysical Institute said the quake measured 5.5 and was centered close to the city of Foligno in the Umbria region. The two dead, reportedly an elderly couple, were killed when their house in the mountain village of Collecurti collapsed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Italian journalists, whose contracts expired in December, began a nationwide strike Saturday intended to prevent publication of daily newspapers today and Monday. The strike is the latest in a series of job actions by journalists, who are seeking pay increases.
NEWS
January 13, 1988 | From Reuters
Workers on state-owned ferries followed up rail and airline strikes with their own 24-hour walkout on Tuesday. Staff members of the Tirrenia ferry line, which links Italian ports with Sardinia, Sicily and smaller islands, said they struck to support demands for higher wages. A strike by Alitalia workers grounded nearly half the national airline's scheduled flights on Monday, and other flights in and out of Rome were disrupted by a three-hour stoppage by air traffic controllers.
NEWS
March 13, 1989 | From Reuters
Italian dock workers began a 48-hour strike Sunday in a battle over government plans to liberalize freight handling. The Communist-based CGIL, the biggest of Italy's three main union confederations, called the strike after officials authorized two private companies to start handling freight in the port of Genoa. Port operations have been disrupted by strikes for two months.
NEWS
October 14, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost 10 million workers stalked off their jobs across Italy in a general strike Tuesday, their protest aggravating the nation's greatest economic and political crisis since World War II. Presaging a bitter winter, the strike was the street face of multi-sided protests against a besieged government and flagging public institutions. Amid widespread financial distress, there is a national clamor for equitable economic reform.
NEWS
April 17, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Millions of Italians staged this country's first full-day work stoppage in 20 years Tuesday to protest government plans to make it easier to fire workers. Airports were almost deserted, few trains were running, and banks, schools and post offices were closed. Italy's three biggest unions estimated that as many as 13 million people had heeded the strike call, out of a total work force of 21 million. They said at least 2 million had taken part in rallies.
NEWS
September 19, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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NEWS
December 2, 1994 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi backed away from the brink Thursday, tempering economic austerity with billion-dollar concessions and persuading labor unions to scrap a nationwide general strike scheduled for today. The accord, reached in a marathon 21-hour negotiating session with the three main unions, followed a decision by Berlusconi's Forza Italia movement and its coalition partners to stay together at least through the year.
NEWS
October 14, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost 10 million workers stalked off their jobs across Italy in a general strike Tuesday, their protest aggravating the nation's greatest economic and political crisis since World War II. Presaging a bitter winter, the strike was the street face of multi-sided protests against a besieged government and flagging public institutions. Amid widespread financial distress, there is a national clamor for equitable economic reform.
NEWS
March 13, 1989 | From Reuters
Italian dock workers began a 48-hour strike Sunday in a battle over government plans to liberalize freight handling. The Communist-based CGIL, the biggest of Italy's three main union confederations, called the strike after officials authorized two private companies to start handling freight in the port of Genoa. Port operations have been disrupted by strikes for two months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Italian journalists, whose contracts expired in December, began a nationwide strike Saturday intended to prevent publication of daily newspapers today and Monday. The strike is the latest in a series of job actions by journalists, who are seeking pay increases.
NEWS
January 13, 1988 | From Reuters
Workers on state-owned ferries followed up rail and airline strikes with their own 24-hour walkout on Tuesday. Staff members of the Tirrenia ferry line, which links Italian ports with Sardinia, Sicily and smaller islands, said they struck to support demands for higher wages. A strike by Alitalia workers grounded nearly half the national airline's scheduled flights on Monday, and other flights in and out of Rome were disrupted by a three-hour stoppage by air traffic controllers.
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