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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Strike Truce Called for Turin Games

All of the major Italian labors have agreed not to strike while the Winter Olympics Games and Paralympics are taking place in Turin. According to the Associated Press, "The truce will last from Jan. 31 to March 23 and includes a prevision allowing strikes March 4. Local Turin unions signed an Olympic no-strike clause in November."

The AP adds, "The truce will also ban telecommunications and railways protests, Betti said. Local protests outside the Turin area concerning labor disputes that have no impact on the Olympics will be allowed, he said, offering a bus strike in Rome as an example."

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