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May 22, 2011
24-hour train strike from 9 p.m. May 21, called by the ORSA and CUB Trasporti unions. As of May 20, Trenitalia promises that 92% of the national (long-haul) trains will run regularly. There will be more effect on regional trains. This is a Sunday, so there are no assured commuter trains. Happened as expected ; Mixed results reported for regional trains.

June 17, 2011 (previously posted as June 16)
Meridiana pilots and flight attendants: 24 hours

June 23, 2011
Train strike: 24 hours, starting at 9 p.m. June 22. CUB Trasporti: union has been warned not to strike at the same time as local public transportation (below)

Local public transportation: 24 hours, with service assured during rush hours (exact times vary by city)

June 24, 2011
Meridiana flight attendants, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

June 27, 2011
Alitalia and Air One pilots, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Government declared strike not
allowed for these dates.

July 8, 2011
Meridiana pilots and flight attendants: 24 hours.
Alitalia and Air One pilots, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Ordered not to strike in Venice.

July 21, 2011
Intercity bus service all day.

July 22, 2011
Train strike (Trenitalia and Trenord):: 24 hours, starting at 9 p.m. July 21.
Local public transportation all day, with service assured during rush hours (exact times vary by city). July 21-22 strikes called by the major unions.

July 25, 2011
ENAV air traffic control in Rome, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

September 6, 2011
General strike:
Airlines from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Trenitalia trains from 9.01 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Local public transport: 8 hours set locally
Sea transport delayed by 8 hours

September 15, 2011
Meridiana flight attendants from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

September 18, 2011
Train strike: 24 hours, starting at 9 p.m. Sept. 17. I’ve found that strikes called for Sunday rarely happen, or have very limited participation. It was reported that 90% of long-haul trains operated normally.

September 19, 2011
Local public transportation for 4 hours (times vary by city)

September 23, 2011
Meridiana flight attendants from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

October 3, 2011
Local public transportation all day, with service assured during rush hours (exact times vary by city).

October 18, 2011
Meridiana flight attendants from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

October 21, 2011
Trenitalia trains from 9.01 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Oct. 4, the regulating commission appears to be saying that this strike can't be held as scheduled. As of Oct. 14, the strike appears to be on, with the Nov. 27 strike taken off the calendar. The strike happened, with Trenitalia management saying 90% of medium-to-long-haul trains operated, and the union saying 55% of the non-guaranteed trains were affected (delayed or cancelled). The unions that called this were Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl, Uiltrasporti, Ugltrasporti, Fast ferrovie, and Salpas

November 7, 2011
Local public transportation, all day with service assured during rush hours. (changed from Nov. 4)
Milan airport personnel from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 17, 2011
General transportation strike. Air travel 24 hours. Trains for 24 hours starting at 9 p.m. Nov. 16. Local public transportation for 24 hours, with service assured during rush hours. Sea service for 24 hours starting at 8 a.m. Nov. 17. Called by the CUB Union. As of Nov. 15, Trenitalia announces that 95% of the national trains will operate. An observation of the Rome FCO airport board shows little effect ononon-Italian airlines.

November 20, 2011
Staff of Milan Malpensa and Linate airports, 24 hours

November 27, 2011
Trenitalia and Trenord trains for 24 hours starting at 9 p.m. the 26th. This was called, then cancelled when it was preventing the Oct. 21 strike called later. Now that that strike has happened, this one has been reinstated. Sunday strikes generally have little effect on national trains. As said above, this may be in question once the Nov. 17 strike has been called. Over 90% of long-haul trains reported to run.

December 2, 2011
Alitalia flight attendants from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Padova air traffic control center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Milan airport (MXP and LIN) staff 24 hours.

December 15, 2011
Intercity buses, 24 hours.

December 16, 2011
Trenitalia trains, all unions, starting at 9 p.m. the 15th. Trenitalia reported that over 70% of the long-haul trains operated.
Local public transportation for 24 hours, with service assured during rush hours.
Meridiana flight attendants and pilots from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Milan (Malpensa and Linate) airport staff 24 hours.

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