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Italy’s Monti Meets Unions to Discuss Emergency Budget Measures

December 12, 2011

Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti met the leaders of the country’s main labor unions, the CGIL, CISL, UIL and UGL this evening to discuss the government’s emergency economic plan, Monti’s office said in an e-mailed statement.

The Italian government “has listened carefully” over the past days, to lawmakers in Parliament and the trade union representatives today, Monti said, according to the statement. “In light of the comments gathered, the government will make known its determinations as soon as possible,” Monti said, according to the statement.

Italy’s main labor organizations called a joint nationwide strike for three hours tomorrow to protest Monti’s 30 billion- euro ($40 billion) emergency plan.

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