SI Cobas

Solidarity strikers accuse bosses of blacklisting in Bologna

Riot police block locked out warehouse workers in Bologna last week.

After days of being locked out of their warehouse for showing solidarity with colleagues on strike in Carpiano, workers at SDA Bologna are being allowed back in based on a list, which the union says is targeting their members.

Workers stabbed and hit by car as pro-boss mob attacks picket

Picket outside the Carpiano SDA warehouse.

One worker was stabbed and another hit by a car as a group of striking workers outside an SDA warehouse in Carpiano, near Milan, was ambushed last night by a group of over 100 attackers armed with knives and metal bars.

Photo gallery: warehouse workers' strike spreads across Italy

Image gallery of the strikes in Italy's warehouses, which have spread from one warehouse in Carpiano, just outside Milan, to warehouses at several cities across the country. Images taken from the SI Cobas Facebook page.

Warehouse strikes across Italy as management tear up workers’ rights

Solidarity strikes have broken out at warehouses across Italy, with workers blocking entrance gates in some places, after an outsourcing company has attempted to attack the hard-won rights of workers at a warehouse on the outskirts of Milan.

Trade union leader released after three days of protests across Italy

Aldo Milani, SI Cobas national coordinator.

The national coordinator of the Si Cobas trade union was released on bail yesterday after his lawyer stated that the accusations against him are beginning to collapse.

Italian base union organiser arrested: strike across Italy!

Aldo Milani.

Following the arrest of Aldo Milani, national coordinator for base union SiCobas, by police in Modena, strikes have started in the logistics warehouses of Emilia Romagna and Milan, awaiting the spreading of the mobilisation to other regions.

Hot August at H&M in Italy

The strike wave of migrant logistics workers in Italy has spread to the warehouses of H&M.

Interview with the International Communist Party on the SICobas movement

An interview of members of the International Communist Party who are based in Italy and involved in the SICobas, a militant union that fights for class struggle principles rather than the corporatist arrangements that dominate unions in Italy.

New year, old struggles: the strike for the collective agreement in the logistics sector

Against a background of general retreat of the labor movement triggered by fears of the absence of better alternatives, workers in the logistics sector have found the strength to reject that fear.