Weary Italians are bracing themselves for a month of industrial disruptions by checking an internet strike-o-meter website.
During the remainder of this month and the first week of June there will be a strike every other day, bringing large parts of the country to a shuddering halt.
The strike-o-meter website tinyurl.com/36addf groups together all the strikes in various parts of the country on to a national calendar.
Even by Italian standards, the level of disruption is exceptional. Workers are disgruntled at the government over frozen salaries and moves to liberalise large parts of the economy and open them up to competition.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Only in Italy, where it is the national sport...
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