The spark between Matteo Salvini and the unions in view of the strike to be held on Friday 17 November by CGIL and UIL against the 2024 maneuvers initiated by the Meloni government. Following requests and findings made to trade union organizations by the Guarantee Commission on strike methods, the League accused CGIL of not even knowing the “ABCs” of the rules governing strikes.

“Millions of Italians – attacking Salvini’s party – cannot become hostages to the whims of Landini who wants to organize another long weekend: in the wake of the strike declared on November 17, the CGIL’s lack of rationality is incredible – as evidenced by “is the guarantor – also ignores the ABC of mobilisation, as Minister Salvini has made clear. Under no circumstances can the transport sector be brought to a standstill for the whole day.” Salvini wants to plan a strike, as he did just a few weeks ago.

Naturally, the response from the unions was not long in coming, claiming the legality of the abstention from work, claiming that general strike rules applied, not those of the sector. Union sources said that the November 17 strike is not a regional strike but a general strike involving various sectors and the announcement could last up to 8 hours. In the event of a regional strike, the first absence from work must be 4 hours.

The Guarantee Commission has asked unions to keep the air transport and environmental sanitation sectors out of the November 17 national strike. He also asked the trade unions to “revise” the schedules for fire brigades and local and rail public transport, reducing their timetables. Alternatively, the Commission invites the trade unions involved to improve the strike declaration as well as to ensure true participation in the national strike in different sectors. A problem may arise for air transport, given that on the same day a strike is announced by the Flei Trasporti trade union.

This issue was addressed today during the hearing of CGIL and UIL. The Guarantee Commission confirmed “the content of the provision adopted on 8 November” and requested to revise the moratorium again in some areas. “Strike, as declared by trade union federations (except in a number of sectors) in accordance with the consolidated orientation of the Commission, cannot be treated as a general strike for the purposes of application of the rules which allow exceptions. Are the region’s regulations on public services, we read in the official note.

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There were many reasons behind the strike. On the work and pensions front, Landini and his people are demanding an increase in salaries and pensions, the renewal of national contracts to strengthen purchasing power and increased tax exemptions; As well as a real pension reform, which goes beyond the Monti-Fornero law.

On the tax front, they instead demand a fight against tax evasion, talk a lot about amnesty and amnesty and seek to reward economic sectors that have a propensity for tax evasion of up to 70%; And then, they demand automatic indexing of work and pension deductions for inflation, a progressive tax system, such as no flat tax and a separate tax base for all income currently excluded from the income tax base and lower rates. There are additional benefits and great wealth instead of being taxed. They demand stable permanent jobs and a fight against precarity for young people, with the introduction of guaranteed contributory pensions and the right to study through investment in services, housing and scholarships.

The National Health Service also holds an important position in the protest: it is necessary – say the unions – to approve an extraordinary recruitment plan in the health service and all public and knowledge sectors, to finance the laws on non-self-reliance and disability, to Increase resources for public transportation and refinance the fare assistance fund.

At the economic level, a new strategy to overcome old and new crises, focusing on the environmental and energy transition, reshaping and innovating our production system by controlling digitalization processes, protecting and enhancing quality and quantity And a new public intervention is needed. Employment starting from the south. Finally, welcoming policies begin by repealing the Bossie-Finney law, abandoning the government’s “security” policy.

But let us see if things remain as they are now and the lockdown is confirmed without any changes, then what and when will it stop.



On Friday 17 November 2023, from 00:01 to 20:59, a strike was called by FS Italian Group employees. There may be changes before the start of service as well as after completion due to strike. Here you will get the list of guaranteed trains.


Italo also closed due to the blockade on 17 November. Here is the list of guaranteed trains for this strike.


However, everything seems to be normal for Trainorda Della Lombardia trains. However, please note that due to maintenance and infrastructure upgrades at many of the stations and lines on the network, train operations will undergo scheduled timetable and route changes throughout the month of November (all details and routes are included here).


On Friday 17 November, always subject to prohibitions and stop cancellations, bonus cars will also stop in the main Italian cities.


For November 17, 2023, transport federations Filt CGIL and Uiltrasportie joined a 24-hour general strike announced by their national unions from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm and from 8.00 pm until the end of service.

In the Roma Capital region, the strike concerns the entire Attac network and the entire RomaTPL network. On the Atac network, the strike also concerns connections made by other operators under subcontract. Therefore, during the strike, service will be guaranteed exclusively during legal periods, with day service starting at 8.29 am and ending at 5.01 pm till 7.59 pm.

During the strike, escalator, elevator and stairlift service will not be guaranteed at stations in the metro-railway network that are likely to remain open. Service at ticket offices is not guaranteed and the stations’ bike boxes, possibly closed, will not be available with the exception of Ionian Station’s bike box. Interchange car parks will remain open and there will be no disruption to the online ticket office service.

Here are the times:

Night of 16/17 November:
– Not guaranteed: Service of night bus lines (lines whose names begin with “N”).
– Guaranteed: service of daytime lines whose trips are scheduled after midnight and night trips of lines 38-44-61-86-170-246-301-451-664-881-916-980 and Lines 314-404 -444 of RomaTpl company

17 November:
– Not guaranteed: Service from 8.30am to 5.00pm and from 8.00pm till the end of the day across the entire network. and AB/B1-C metro lines which are scheduled to run after midnight; Daytime bus and tram lines, which run after midnight, and night-time lines are lines 8-38-44-61-86-170-246-301-451-664-881-916-980 and lines 314- 404-444 are of RomaTpl company
– Guaranteed: journeys across the entire network from the start of daytime service at 8.29am and from 5.01pm to 7.59pm

Night 17/18 November:
– Not guaranteed: after midnight, AB/B1-C metro lines, which are scheduled to run after midnight; Daytime bus and tram lines that run on scheduled times after midnight; Night trips of RomaTpl company lines 8-38-44-61-86-170-246-301-451-664-881-916-980 and line 314-404-444
– Guarantee: Service of night bus lines, lines whose names begin with “N”.


The regional trade union organization AL COBAS/CUB in Milan joined the 24-hour general strike called by the Trasporti Base Trade Union Confederation, the Base Unitary Confederation and the Migrant Coordination in Italy. For public transport, movement is scheduled only from 8.45 am to 3 pm for surface vehicles and from 6 pm until the end of service for surface and underground vehicles: during these time slots, inconveniences will be possible. Travel on the metro will be guaranteed till 6 pm, while travel on the surface will be guaranteed from am to 8.45 am and from 3 pm to 6 pm.

People who travel by public transport can rely on real-time information from the infomobility system: ATM news, audible announcements, messages on displays at surface stops and videos on buses. All details on website and toll-free number 800.80.81.81.


GTT-Gruppo Torinese Trasporti has announced that Filte CGIL and Uiltrasporti are joining the general strike of all public and private services and Fast Confessional has called for a company strike. Both strikes were called for 24 hours on 17 November.

Therefore the GTT will be carried out in compliance with the local public transport guarantee band. The slots for urban, suburban, metropolitan, customer assistants and customer service center personnel will be from 6 am to 9 am and 12 noon to 3 pm. Slots for the additional urban service and the SFMA railway replacement bus service (Airport-Cerres) will be guaranteed from service start at 8 am and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm and for the Sfm1 railway service (Rivarolo Chieri) from 6 am to 9 a.m. and is provided from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


The school is also in danger on Friday. With a note dated 9 November, the Ministry of Education and Merit announced that a general strike was declared for the entire day of 17 November 2023 by various trade unions including CGIL and UIL Confederation.

Many institutions at all levels will be closed on the 17th, causing great inconvenience to families, especially after the continuous strikes of recent weeks. As always, if you have children in school you should check the status of your school. As always, the administration is required to immediately make public the number of workers participating in the strike, its duration and the amount of deduction made for participation.

The reasons are related to salaries and contracts, with the allocation of adequate resources for the renewal of contracts for all employees, both permanent and temporary, in the 2024 budget law, to respond to the loss of purchasing power, equivalent to three times the cumulative inflation. 18% per year. Eradication of precarious employment with resources aimed at addressing the age-old and now structural problem of precarious employment in all sectors of education and research sector. And then, a halt to investment and privatization of knowledge sectors. The unions demand investments ranging from “significant increases in resources for staffing, school time, basic research and right to study, to the immediate blocking of disinvestment initiatives such as school sizes”. And finally, the blocking of differentiated autonomy projects, with the removal of education and research from the 23 regionalizable disciplines envisaged by the Calderoli DDL for the implementation of differentiated autonomy.

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