Union leaders say more than 60% of members protested-update2

'Extraordinary day' of change, says labour groups

(ANSA) - Rome, December 12 - Leaders of the CGIL and UIL national trade union federations said that more than 60% of members turned out for Friday's general strike across Italy, adding that translated into about 1.5 million protestors in 54 events.
    Union leaders said they felt "strong satisfaction" with the turnout, and in a statement called it "an extraordinary day" that will lead to change.
    The unions were protesting changes to the government's 1970 labour law affecting job security.
    Across the country, the strike and rallies against the government caused massive disruption, with public transport services badly affected.


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