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Alitalia workers to strike November 25

AP  Nov 09, 2008

ROME — Unions for Alitalia pilots and flight attendants have called a strike for Nov. 25.

The unions say it will be the first in a series of one-day strikes to protest a plan by Italian investors to rescue the ailing airline by laying off workers and cutting routes.

Alitalia's bankruptcy administrator has warned against strikes, but the unions said in a statement Sunday that they also plan a total of 14 days of walkouts between December and May.

The investors have made a binding offer to acquire Alitalia, and are hoping a foreign airline will eventually come aboard as a partner.

Some unions have agreed to the deal. But unions for pilots and flight attendants are unhappy about criteria for who gets laid off and for part-time workers.

Alitalia workers to strike November 25
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