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Lionesses of Cisanello: workers’ victory in times of austerity

Lionesses of Cisanello: workers’ victory in times of austerity

italian with engl. subt.

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3 min

| 2013 |

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Cleaners at Pisa’s Cisanello Hospital picketed their workplace for over three months, from October 2012 to January 2013. They were protesting the proposed cancellation of 78 jobs to comply with the cutbacks to healthcare spending. Their determination earned them the nickname of "lionesses," several tensions with local high ranking members of their union, and, eventually, victory against the contracting firm, Sodexo.

Tags: health

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