Unionized transport workers in Italy plan various strike actions, June 16-17
A general strike of workers of all public and private categories in Italy will be staged on Friday, 17 June, affecting transport services.
Details of the likely most disruptive actions are as follows:
- Rome: Trains, including the Metro, buses and trams 08:30-12:30
- Naples: 09:00-13:00
- Bolzano: 15:00-19:00
- Milan: 09:00-17:00
- Lecce: 09:00-12:30
- Umbria region: 09:00-12:00
In the Lombard capital, buses, trams and trains of the four metro lines operated by ATM (Milan’s public transport operator) will be at risk.
The strike could affect the ATM services from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until the end of the service.
From 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, 16 June, Trenord regional trains will also be at risk throughout Lombardy.
Commuters in Rome face a four-hour public transport strike on Friday 17 June, from 08.30 to 12.30.
The strike will affect buses, trams, metro and the light rail services Roma-Lido, Termini-Centocelle and Roma-Civitacastellana-Viterbo operated by ATAC.
Bus services provided by Rome TPL in the city’s suburbs will not be affected.
While on the air side will cross their arms for 4 hours (from 12:00 to 16:00) the cleaners of the Milan-Malpensa airport adhering. Ferries to the major and minor islands also stopped for a day.
The strikes will likely result in service delays and cancelations. Services remaining in operation could experience crowding. Increased use of private vehicles may prompt traffic congestion on major routes, particularly during the morning and evening rush.
Confirm all transport reservations. Check local media sources for up-to-date information on the status of public transport. Consider alternative transport options to mitigate travel disruptions and allow extra time to reach destinations.