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    Over 140 Flights Cancelled in Italy Due to Alitalia Staff Strike

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    More than 140 flights were canceled in Italy on Tuesday as employees of the Italian flag carrier Alitaliaa went on strike, media outlets reported.

    ROME (Sputnik) A total of four professional unions of pilots and flight attendants are protesting against the extension of working hours, the Corriere della Sera newspaper reported.

    The strike began at 11:00 a.m. local time (09:00 GMT) and will last for four hours, the Italian daily added.

    The summer period in Italy usually sees an increase in the number of protests by major trade unions.

    On June 15, Italian waste collectors' unions launched a 24-hour nationwide strike over contractual issues. On July 23, Alitalia staff as well as the Italian Air Navigation Service Provider (ENAV) will hold another rally that is due to last for eight hours.

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