Tens of thousands of tourists were bidding a brusque "Arriverderci" to Italy today (Thursday)as the country's 160,00 hotel workers went on strike.
GV & SV Striking workers with banners assembled at Piazza della Republica (2 shots)
GV & SV Strikers with banners marching (3 shots)
CU Detachment of police past.
GV Tourists in entrance of Hotel Exelsior
SV Tourists carrying bags out of hotel
SV More tourists carry bags into boot of car.
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Background: Tens of thousands of tourists were bidding a brusque "Arriverderci" to Italy today (Thursday)as the country's 160,00 hotel workers went on strike.
So the height of the tourist season plummets to rock-bottom and deals a further blow to Italy's flagging industry. The strike--which will last for three days, possibly five-- was called after the breakdown in talks between the unions and the Labour Ministry over a new national
This coverage takes in the scene at Rome. While tourists were making tracks for the nearest border, the hotel workers were forming up for a protest march--not far from Grand Hotel.