Strikes May Doom Italy's Future
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Mar 22, 2012, 12:58 AM

The biggest labor union in Italy, the CGIL, will launch a nationwide strike over jobs reform plan.

The BBC News reports, “after weeks of talks, Prime Minister Mario Monti said he wanted the changes, making it easier for companies to sack staff, approved by the end of the week.”

CGIL leader, Maurizio Landini, said its members were “ready for anything” if Monti moves forward with his changes. The CGIL even opposes the reforms that offer fresh incentives to hire news staff.

According to the BBC, “the government hopes the changes will help create more jobs and boost competitiveness, while protecting Italy from the eurozone debt crisis. Mr. Monti, who heads a government of technocrats, has already introduced a series of wide-ranging reforms.”

Labor leader Landini contends that the job reforms bill “only increases the uncertainties for workers.”

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