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Massive protest in Italy against labor reform

  • A massive protest was held in Rome against the Renzi administration’s labor reform plans.

    An estimated one million people attended the rally which was organized by the CGIL, Italy’s largest union.

    Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi is set to introduce plans that make it easier for companies to fire workers.

    CGIL head Susanna Camusso said their demand was “work for everyone, and work with rights”.

    Youth unemployment in Italy is currently over 44%, a record high.

    Angelino Alfano, the deputy prime minister, said the CGIL was defending the past, but the government wanted to “build a future for our young people”.

     

     

    Tagged as: protest, Rome, Renzi, labor reform, CGIL, union, prime minister, Matteo Renzi, workers, Susanna Camusso, Angelino Alfano, business news