COBAS school strike illegitimate (4)

Broke 15 days' notice rule

(ANSA) - Rome, January 8 - Italy's strike watchdog said Monday the grass-roots COBAS school union's strike call was against the law. It said it broke a rule requiring 15 days' notice. COBAS had also not tried to avert the strike by talks with the education ministry, it said. Today's strike by COBAS "does not comply with the law," the watchdog said. It said "this had already been reported to the trade union organisation (for other strike calls) on December 28 and January 3." It said "therefore, in the course of our next session, the strike authority will weigh the opening of the process to issue the relevant sanctions." COBAS was just one of many school unions who struck on Monday.