Public transport, strike called for Friday 17 February

Public transport, strike called for Friday 17 February

Public transport

General strike of all national transport categories lasting 24 hours set for Friday February 17, 2023. The stop was announced by the USB union (Unione Sindacale di Base), the same one that underlines how the privatization of LPT companies is one of the reasons for the mobilization. We cannot therefore exclude that the 24-hour general strike will cause various inconveniences to motorists with consequent traffic on the main roads of urban centers in Italy. Among the cities involved we mention, in fact, Rome, Milan, Naples and Bologna.

As stated on the Unione Sindacale di Base website, in recent years far from effective measures have been introduced on Public Transport with loans that have favored private companies, committed to increasing their profits, penalizing however, the implementation of services, the efficiency of means and safety in the workplace, in spite of citizens' right to mobility.

The Basic Union of Trade Unions has therefore decided to launch a mobilization starting from the 24-hour national strike in the Public Transport sector scheduled for February 17, 2023. In the following days, there will be a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Public Transport to reiterate how important Public Transport is.

Times and methods of the strike will vary according to the city. As far as Rome is concerned, vehicles in the Local Public Transport sector such as Atac and Cotral will stop for 24 hours on February 17, except for any warranty bands. From 8:30 to 17:00 and from 20:00 to the end of the service Bus, metro and tram will not circulate. Even in Milan, ATM vehicles could remain stationary for the whole day, based on staff participation. At the moment, in fact, no detailed information has been released by the company. As far as the city of Naples is concerned, all workers of Anm, Line 1 of the city subway, of the funiculars and bus drivers will stop for 24 hours, from midnight on Friday 17 February to midnight on Saturday 18 February. A stop of Eav personnel is not excluded, which could strike from 9:00 in the morning to 13:00. A rather similar situation for Bologna where the services strike will last 24 hours, but in compliance with the guarantee periods, i.e. from 8.30 to 16.30 and from 19.30 to the end of the service, as reported on the TPer website.