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Italian workers, students block trains over labour reforms

Piaggio workers blocked trains Thursday morning in protest at regressive labour reforms being proposed by the government of Mario Monti. A sit-in, organised by the local branch of metalworker union FIOM took place between 9.10 and 9.30 at Pontedra station, near the northern town of Pisa, blocking Florence-Pisa services. University and secondary students joined the metalworkers in the protest. It follows dozens of localised strikes and other actions by workers across the country since March. The proposed changes to the labour code, to make it cheaper for companies to fire workers, are moving slowly through parliament. Corriere Fiorentino

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