Ditching The Fear - The Logistics Workers' Movement in Italy (2015)

Ditching The Fear tells the story of workers involved in a recent series of hard-won struggles for improved pay and conditions in the Italian logistics sector. In a largely defensive arena of class struggle in Europe against cuts and 'austerity', warehouse workers in Italy have managed to turn the tables on the bosses and engage in more offensive struggles - in a new sector (logistics) whose emergence itself was closely connected to capital's attack on the old workers' strongholds through dispersion of production. In a situation where "for the rest of the workers in Italy, a pay increase of 7 Euro per month in the usual collective bargain contract is a great success", some groups of workers have seen increases of 400 Euro a month. Not to be sniffed at! The workers involved are mostly... read more
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Ditching The Fear - The Logistics Workers' Movement in Italy (2015)