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Austerity is deadly

The crisis is literally killing people in Italy with rising workplace deaths linked to increasing workloads  and employers seeking savings by cutting back on safety. While thousands of Italians were on vacation this summer, people were dying at work. on construction sites, in factories and fields.  This is a tragic but routine part of Italian life … Continue reading

Italy’s quake and a massacre of workers: We accuse!

Seven people were killed in Italy’s May 20 earthquake. 16 are thought to have died in the second quake in the same place in the northern Emilia region of the country Tuesday. The dead were largely and disproportionately workers killed by collapsing factories and warehouses.  Giorgio Cremaschi, a senior figure in the metalworkers union FIOM, and … Continue reading

Etuc calls for action as work claims 170,000 lives in EU

ETUC remembers International Workers’ Memorial Day and calls for ‘systematic and substantive improvements in health and safety’ in EU where 170,000 lives claimed by  work-related accidents and diseases a year. Read

Economic crisis and labour reforms fatal for Spaniards

The economic crisis is making work more dangerous in Spain and the government’s plans to casualise employment will aggravate the health safety risks to workers, unions say. Latest figures show a 15% rise in fatal accidents at work in January compared to a year earlier in what is looking like a reversal of a longer … Continue reading

Workers descend on Rome to ‘build a future’

Thousands of construction workers protested Saturday in Rome in a bid to ‘build a future’ for themselves. They arrived from around the country in 150 buses, a thousand trains and dozens of ferries from the Italian islands. The rally in the Italian capital today comes as the sector is facing its worse crisis since the Second … Continue reading

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