STRIKE ALERT - ITALY



The Situation:

Several four-hour local transport strikes are planned on 28 April throughout Italy. The strikes are related to demands that a national collective bargaining agreement, which expired in 2017, be renewed. Bus, tram, and underground rail services are likely to be affected. The strike is likely to occur during the morning and early afternoon in most locations with some exceptions.


Possible Effects:

  • Localized transportation disruptions and delays

  • Limited availability of transportation resources

  • Possible demonstrations at transportation hubs


Mitigating Measures to Apply:

  • Prepare for local transportation disruptions, such as increased traffic and security, blocked roads, and potential travel into demonstration sites

  • Check the local situation (local and social media, embassy, POC at the destination, etc.) prior to travel

  • Avoid all protests and demonstration, which have the possibility of turning violent and may serve as a catalyst for Covid-19 spread

  • Allow extra time for local travel

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred embassy

  • Confirm transportation availability before departing

  • Plan for alternative transportation, if necessary

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