Trade union abandons plan for Friday walkout.
Italy's USB trade union has called off its planned 24-hour public transport strike
on Friday 29 September after the government stepped in to limit the industrial action to four hours.
The decision to postpone the nationwide strike until Monday 9 October came after Italy's transport minister Matteo Salvini issued an injunction
to reduce the time-frame of the dispute.
"Four hours is not enough for workers to assert their rights", the union said in a statement
on Wednesday, stressing that the strike on 9 October would be for 24 hours.
The strike action will affect local public transport services in Rome and cities across Italy.