Florence’s Feb. 8 Bus & Tram Strike

Running to catch the Florence tram in front of the station

A national transport strike has been scheduled on Monday, February 8, while unions are currently negotiating the terms of a new contract, which is up for renewal.  In a show of solidarity, many employees will stay home: Florence’s tram will not offer service between 10 am and 2 pm, and ATAF city buses will not run between 6 and 10 pm.  The strike is organized by the Filt-Cgil, Fit-Cisl,Uil-trasporti, Faisa-Cisal, and Ugl Fna unions which are asking that better working conditions be guaranteed under the terms of the new contract.

The company that operates the city’s tram lines is asking passengers to find alternative means of transportation, keeping in mind current COVID restrictions.  For information on tram service, commuters can call the toll free number 800.964424 from a land line or 199.229300, which will have charges applied, from a cell phone.  (rosanna cirigliano)