USB fights and wins! for the rights and dignity of workers

The Court of Appeal of the Court of Bologna reinstates the porters of GLS Piacenza and establishes a compensation equal to 12 months’ salary. The USB members of the GLS warehouse in Piacenza started a cycle of strikes to claim safety conditions in the workplace. In January 2019 the owner’s response was the “political” dismissal of 33 workers, while another 54 were declared redundant.

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WFTU geets the 10th anniversary of USB

To the attention of : Pier Paolo Leonardi, General Secretary of USB, Italy/ WFTU Presidential Council member Dear comrade Pier Paolo,Dear comrades of USB – Italy, On the behalf of the World Federation of Trade Unions we greet the 10th anniversary of Unione Sindacale di Base, its ten years of life and militant action at national and international level, through the ranks of WFTU.

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USB demonstration with tourism workers at the TTG of Rimini yesterday October 15

The TTG, Rimini International Tourism Fair b2b, launches the 2020 edition with a strong slogan: “Think Future”. Exactly, let’s think about the future. But which one? It has been since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, which has brought the entire tourism sector and all its related industries to their knees, that workers have been asking themselves: “What future for us?”.

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USB: successful school strike, two important days of struggle

The strike, the joint demonstrations of students and workers throughout Italy, the media and public attention on the reopening of schools, the breaking of the unanimous rhetoric of “everything will go well”, the breaking of a climate of social passivity that had lasted for months, are the political results of the work of USB and all the political and trade unions that have set up this courageous path.

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FISE supports the teachers’ strike in Italy

The Word Federation of Teacher’s Union FISE, member of WFTU, sends its militant salute and support to the teachers’ strike on the 24th and 25th of September, which was announced by USB in Italy. The Education and the teachers have been burdened by the pandemic and the protection measures, both in cases where they were taken as well as when they weren’t. Shortage in teaching personnel, overcrowding of pupils in the classrooms, deficiencies in the public healthcare sector, unsafe transportation are some of the issues, teachers are facing around the…

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WFTU stands in solidarity with Carrefour warehouse porters in Pavia

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), as the only voice of the international class-oriented trade union movement and in the name of its 105 million affiliates in 132 countries across the world, affirms its internationalist solidarity with the porters of the French multinational Carrefour in the logistics warehouse in Pavia, northern Italy, who have been struggling hard in order to defend their labour rights.

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USB punished by the Guarantor for striking in defence of the health of workers and citizens

The Authority in charge of regulating the right to strike, which has taken over the hundreds of its deliberations from Parliament, has decided to punish USB with a fine of 2500 euros for the general strike proclaimed on March 25. A strike proclaimed in defence of the safety and life of workers and citizens, while the tug-of-war between the government and the employers’ associations was going on, pawing over everything. A strike imposed by the harsh reality of the pandemic, with hundreds of thousands of workers infected precisely because during…

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