Italy Transportation Strike Alert

Updated on 22 July 2019


The Situation:

Public transportation strikes are planned across Italy, on Wednesday, 24 July, with air

transportation strikes scheduled 26 July.


On 24 July, a national railway strike is scheduled from 09:00 hours to 17:00, while a 24-

hour strike will affect ferries across the country. Furthermore, taxis are planning to hold a

nationwide 24-hour strike on the same date.


Widespread transportation disruptions are to be expected across the country during the

strikes. Significant congestion is also expected.


On 26 July, several trade unions representing air transport workers nationwide have called

for a strike on Friday. Alitalia airline employees and Milan Linate (LIN) airport staff have

announced a strike from 00:01 to 23:59 hours, while trade unions representing other air

transport workers, including at Milan Malpensa (MXP), Bologna (BLQ), and Verona (VRN)

airports, are expected to strike from 10:00 to 14:00.


Delays, modified timetables, and last-minute cancelations are likely on 26 July, particularly

during the work stoppage. 


Transportation-related strikes are frequent in Italy and can be highly disruptive. However,

in accordance with Italian law, minimum levels of services must be guaranteed during all

industrial and social actions.


Possible Effects:

  • Possible protests or demonstrations

  • Traffic delays due to strikes, demonstrations, etc.

  • Blocked roads due to demonstrations

  • Delayed or cancelled flights


Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests and demonstration, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Monitor local media and news for updates


DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.

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