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12 May 2019 | 03:36 AM UTC

Italy: Airline and ground staff plan additional strike May 21 /update 1

Italy News Alert

Alitalia and Air Italy personnel, along with airport staff, plan an additional 24-hour strike on May 21; flight disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/21/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Italy, Roma

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Event

Alitalia and Air Italy personnel, as well as ground staff at airports nationwide, are planning to hold another 24-hour strike on Tuesday, May 21. Airport ground staff have already announced a 24-hour strike on Friday, May 17. Train, maritime, and other transportation unions are also planning work stoppages May 17 throughout Italy. Significant transportation disruptions are possible during the strikes including delays, modified timetables, and last-minute cancelations. Increased waiting times at airports and related flight disruptions are also anticipated.

Context

Transportation-related strikes are frequent in Italy and can be highly disruptive. However, in accordance with Italian law, minimum levels of services must be guaranteed during all industrial and social actions.

Advice

Individuals traveling via airports in Italy are advised to confirm the status of their flights prior to departure for the airport and anticipate flight and airport service disruptions.

 

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