Rome commuters prepare for Black Friday as public transport strike looms.
The latest strike by Rome's public transport company ATAC is scheduled on Friday 10 November, from 08.30 until 17.00 and from 20.00 until end of service.
The strike will affect Rome’s buses, trams, metro and light rail services Roma-Lido, Roma-Viterbo and Termini-Centocelle, as well as routes operated by the suburban bus company Roma TPL.
However public transport services will run as normal from 05.30-08.30 and from 17.00-20.00.
The strike has been called in protest over Italy's controversial Jobs Act whose reforms are designed to create greater flexibility in the Italian labour market.
Trade unions describe it as an "indiscriminate attack" against workers, endangering contracts as well as promoting privatisation and restricting the right to strike.
Several of the most recent public transport strikes in Rome have been reduced at the last minute. For strike details see ATAC website.
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