a procession and three sit-in under as many ministries: less than 48 hours from the Saturday of violence No Vax, on Monday 11 October, workers from the public and private sectors take to the streets in Rome and in all other Italian cities for the first national strike called by all the base unions. Cobas, Usb, Orsa and dozens of other acronyms that normally do not have idyllic relations with each other have chosen to put aside any reason for division to protest against “the anti-popular policies that Draghi and his ministers are taking”, including the mandatory Green Pass to access the workplaces. Among the contents of the day of protests called to relaunch “the struggle, the social conflict” there is also anti-fascism and the firm condemnation of the violence carried out by the neo-fascist groups that led the assault on the headquarters of the CGIL, the clashes on the sidelines of the No Green Pass event in Piazza del Popolo.
The workers of the grassroots unions will meet on Monday at 10 am Republic square from where the procession will start that will wind through the streets of the center to end in piazza Santi Apostoli. Thousands of people are expected in the square. Police alert is high. Especially for the sit-in animated by Alitalia workers and colleagues from all the other companies in crisis under the Ministry for Economic Development in via Molise, “under Giorgetti’s windows”, which promises to be very “hot”.
At the same time, again at 10, the school staff will meet in front of the Miur in Viale Trastevere and the public service staff will shout their requests under Vidoni palace, in Corso Vittorio Emanuele. At the end of the sit-ins, the demonstrators will all converge in Piazza Santi Apostoli for the conclusion of the day “of struggle”.