Italian transport unions are expected to go on strike between Thursday and Friday, October 22 to 23, with a general strike affecting planes, trains, and metropolitan public transportation nationwide. The strike, which will commence at 21:00 (local time) on October 22, is to last for 24 hours. Workers in public and private transportation companies are expected to take part. Train services are expected to be severely affected, although guaranteed services will be available at rush hour, between 06:00 and 09:00 and 18:00 and 21:00. An aviation sector strike is also expected between 00:01 and 23:59 on October 23. The strike is being organized by the Unitary Base Confederation (CUB), which is demanding better working conditions for those in the transport industry.
A significant disruption to transportation is to be expected nationwide. A heightened security presence and associated disruptions are likely in the vicinity of protest sites.
Those in Italy are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate localized disruptions, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.
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