Strike at Fiumicino airport

Rome's Fiumicino airport is affected by a 24-hour general strike involving Alitalia pilots and airport employees on Friday 30 November, leading to a number of flight cancellations, delays and long waits for luggage. The strike ends at midnight on 30 November.

The workers are protesting over the national airline Alitalia's planned 690 redundancies, and over new contracts with increased workloads.

Their strike follows a string of similar actions over the last two months, including the recent protest which saw cleaning staff dump rubbish around the airport buildings.

The airport's trade unions claim the reforms being introduced in Fiumicino amount to "social butchery", that companies are being downsized, job security is being threatened and the national contract for the air transport sector expired almost a year ago and has yet to be renewed.

On 30 November there is a sit-in protest scheduled for in front of Terminal 1 as well as the possibility of other unscheduled demonstrations.

For full flight information check the airport website.