‘Up to a million protesters will descend on Rome on Saturday to call for job creation and greater investment in the economy, the secretary general of union CGIL said on Monday.
A total of 120,000 people have already booked to join the march on Saturday, not counting protesters from Rome’s Lazio region.
But the figure could jump to a million, based on a survey conducted for CGIL, Secretary General Susanna Camusso said.
Protesters will travel from across Italy, some coming from abroad to join the march, she added.
They will march under a “Work, dignity, equality. To change Italy” banner, calling on the government to put employment at the centre of its agenda.
Among the demands made by CGIL are greater public and private investment, the extension of workers’ rights and more stable employment contracts.’