Unions claim success in strike action and demonstrations

The three public service federations have been mobilizing in recent weeks to put pressure on the government to ensure that public sector pay increases are properly funded. Pay agreements will now cover three-year periods rather than two and in the past unions have negotiated pay increases with the ARAN negotiating body only to find that the government causes problems by failing to allocate resources in the budget. The FP CGIL federation organized a public sector wide strike on 11 December while the CISL and UIL federations organized a range of demonstrations around the country beginning on 2 December. [Read more at > FP CGIL (IT)->http://www.fpcgil.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/12477] [And at > FP CISL (IT)->http://www.fp.cisl.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1084:mobilitazione-del-pubblico-impiego-grande-partecipazione-nelle-regioni-i-lavoratori-chiedono-responsabilita-e-risorse-per-i-contratti&catid=105:feed-rss-news-inviate-via-e-mail&Itemid=127&lang=it]

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