National public transport protest against failure to protect workers from attacks
ROME – On Friday, in the capital of Italy there was an eight-hour national public transport strike, Italian newspapers reported.
The strike lasted from 8:30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. The workers of Atac, Roma Mobility Services, Cotral and Roma Tpl with those employed in the Tpl companies in Lazio decided to protest together. As a result, buses, trolleybuses, trams, metro, Rome-Lido, Rome-North and Termini-Centocelle trains stopped working for eight hours.
The strike was organised “because of serious events that threaten the safety of workers," Italian newspapers reported. The protest is directed against attacks on drivers, ticket inspectors and other public transport workers that have taken place all over the country in recent months.
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