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The beach strike is on again – details

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

So, it’s been on-off all week, as the lifeguards on the Adriatic riviera threatened strike action for this Saturday (and next saturday, part of the Ferragosto weekend). On thursday a note was issued by the governmental commission which oversees strike action, suggesting that the strike would be called off. A solution had been found. Yesterday, […]

Beach strike for 8th and 16th of August called off

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

News just in that the proposed strikes by lifeguards on the 8th and 16th of August have been called off after an intervention by the governmental commission with responsibility for overseeing strike action. A press release from the Commissione di Garanzia dell ’attuazione della legge sullo sciopero announced with little detail that the strike action […]

Rimini beach strike – Saturday 8th of August

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

If things continue as they are, the beaches of Rimini will remain closed due to a lifeguard strike this Saturday, the 8th of August. Regional official for Tourism, Guido Pasi told the press yesterday that the situation was very worrying, as talks between Rimini Lifeguards and Beach Operators had broken down, making this Saturday’s threatened […]

Fears of a lifeguard strike hang over Ferragosto

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Rimini is one of the safest beach resorts in Italy precisely because every 150 metres is patrolled by the Riviera’s version of Baywatch, the lifeguards. There are nervous negotiations going on, though, in the lead up to the biggest holiday of the summer – Ferragosto weekend (Ferragosto is the 15th, and the strike is planned […]