Italian unions declare four-hour strike against budget
CGIL, CISL, UIL hope to see package modified in parliament21 October, 12:32
The unions say the package does not do enough to boost economic growth, with Italy struggling to emerge from its longest recession in two decades.
They are unhappy about a freeze on public-sector pay rises, among other things, and say cuts to income and labour taxes are too meek.
They are hoping the bill will be amended significantly during its passage through parliament.
The unions said the strikes and related demonstrations would take place between now and the middle of November.