Rome, January 14, 2022 – Discomfort for those who use public transport, today in fits and starts because of the strike of local public transport announced by Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl, Uiltrasporti, Faisa Cisal and Ugl Autoferrotranvieri. The workers cross their arms for 4 hours, in different ways depending on the region: they ask for the renewal of the contract expired on 31 December 2017 (the bridge agreement which lasted until the end of 2020 also expired). The mobilization concerns the bus urban and suburban, metro, tram e regional trains.
The strike times in the big cities
A Torino from 18 to 22, a Genoa from 11.30 to 15.30, a Milano from 8.45 to 12.45; to Venezia from 10 to 14; to Bologna from 12 to 16; to Florence from 18 to 22; to Roma from 8.30 to 12.30; to Naples from 9 to 13; to Bari from 8.30 to 12.30; to Palermo from 9.30 to 13.30.
The strike adds to the shortage of staff due to Covid contagion: in Tuscany, for example, the direct or indirect absences in AT (Autolinee Toscana) caused by the pandemic are 675).
The reasons of those who strike
“In transport, in addition to the pandemic emergency, there is an emergency that concerns those who work – says the general secretary of Filt CGIL, Stefano Malorgio -. There is a contract that has expired since the end of 2017 that affects a category of workers who every day it tries to guarantee an essential service. Personnel often victims of aggression in this very complex phase of the country “. According to Malorgio there is “a wage emergency, so real that the companies, the same ones that refuse the renewal of the contract, are unable to find staff.