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Italian General Strike
General strike is planned by unions December 12, 2014. Awaiting more information. Strike will involve private and public sector workers. Airlines and airports.
10 December, 2014 Update:-
Italian Rail Strike
Will overlap general strike.
Trains will strike:-
Friday, 12 December 2014 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday, 13 December, 2014 9 pm - Sunday 14th December 1 pm.
Will involve suburban trains, regional and long distant trains.
Trenord and Malpensa Express expect delays, cancellations and route changes.
Italian General Strike + Italian Air Traffic Controllers strike.
General strike Friday, 12 December 2014. Public transportation strike for 8 hours, 9 am - 5 pm. Transportation will be slim and far between.
Italian air traffic control strike
Controllers will strike 1 pm - 5 pm local time. It’s going to be a mess. Long hauls, short hauls and domestic flights will be grounded.
In general flights will be not be normal till Sunday.
Workers will strike from Noon - 4 pm.
As this is a general strike airport workers baggage handlers, ramp workers etc will be striking from 10 am - 6 pm.
Call your airline. Chances are you will be cancelled or brought forward or delayed.
You don’t want to be traveling around Italy that day. Call work, stay an extra day.
Monuments and museums likely to be closed.
Taxi’s will be hard to find, extra traffic on roads causing traffic jams, occasional road blocks.
15 December 2014 Had seen Rome’s Fiumicino air traffic controllers striking, but lucky for you it’s been cancelled.
16 January, 2015 Italian air traffic control have another strike on the books from 1 pm - 5 pm. Still plenty of time for this to change.
ENAV, Italian air traffic control - the big guns jobs are threatened.
Italian government will sell 49% of ENAV - Italian air traffic control. Looking to raise 1 billion euro.
National airline Alitalia was sold recently to Etihad Airline (from UAE) Italian debt is second only to
ENAC Italian air traffic controllers Rome guide Tourism and travel guide, find the best of Rome
Trenitalia call centre ( 800 892,021)
Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo Express. Toll-free number
(800 892021) to provide assistance to travelers.
Coming to Italy from Switzerland? Swiss Federal Railways can be delayed coming into Italy if an Italian rail strike is going on.
Remember all Italian strikes are subject to change at the last minute! You will not be abandoned, by law a skeleton schedule must run. Book a strike proof train.
Taxi's, on strike day's taxi's will be hard to find and may only take reservations.
During strikes several protests get planned around the city, making maneuvering around Rome difficult.
Airport train Leonardo Express will be running, not as often. Could even be replaced by buses.
Rome's Roma Termini to Fiumicino Airport - During strikes it's highly possible that you will find escalators and elevators turned off. Tough for elderly and young children and you.
Linate and Milan Malpensa your flight will be subject to delay, cancellation or bought forward. Passengers should call your airline. See Twitter and airport websites. Call center 02.232323. SeaMilano.eu
International flights will be delayed. Train often replace by buses.
2 October, 2014 Luxair national airline for Luxembourg contract talks have stalled. No strike action on the horizon - yet.