Italy: nationwide strike of frontline transport and logistics staff
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A massive national strike involving freight and logistics workers is to take place in Italy on October 11th. The abolition of the mandatory Covid Green Pass is one of the demands from the organisers of the industrial strike.
Fifteen unions have joined forces to take part in the strike, which organisers say has been motivated by high living costs, increasing lay-off rates and the obligatory Green Pass at workplaces.
Compulsory Green Pass for everybody from October 15th
On September 14th, the Italian government approved a decree that makes COVID-19 certification compulsory for all employees, both in the public and the private sector. The obligation is set to begin from October 15th and remain in force until the end of the year.
All employees will be required to prove that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, are recovering from the infection, or have recently tested negative for the virus.
Any worker who fails to present a valid COVID-19 health certificate will be suspended without pay after five days, but cannot be sacked.
Those non-vaccinated could also be fined up to €1,500, reports Euronews.