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Three major Italian unions to plan strategies together

Unions worried in face of Italy's deep, lingering recession

Three major Italian unions to plan strategies together

Rome, April 18 - Italy's three biggest trade union organizations will discuss key issues facing organized labour at the end of the month, the trio announced Thursday. The national secretariats of the CGIL, CISL and UIL have called a meeting for April 30. It is the first time in many months that the more militant CGIL has agreed to sit down with the other two for such a meeting. They say they will focus on joint mobilization projects to protect union members' jobs in the face of an ongoing recession that has led to closures and cutbacks at the public and private level. They are also fighting dramatic changes to Italy's labour laws. Last month, the left-wing CGIL - Italy's biggest trade union confederation - warned that it will do everything possible to stop government plans to radically overall the labour market. The trio were successful working together in 2002 when they forced a U-turn by the government of Silvio Berlusconi when it tried to dramatically alter labour legislation. Some of those same changes have more recently been planned by the technocratic government of outgoing Premier Mario Monti.

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