STORY: ITALY'S AUSTERITY PROTEST

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STORY: ITALY'S AUSTERITY PROTESTDATELINE: Dec. 13, 2011LENGTH: 0:02:40LOCATION: RomePKGINTRO:Italy started a nationwide strike against Prime Minister Mario Monti's 33 billion-euro austerity package on Monday.The strike organized by the country's three biggest labour unions could just be the beginning of a series of walkouts.CNC's correspondent takes you there for a closer look.PKG: STANDUP (ENGLISH) LEONARDO FERRI, CNC CORRESPONDENT:"There is a severe breakdown between trade unions and the Italian government after the failure of yesterday's meeting. Today, thousands of people came to the street across Italy for a general strike organized by all trade unions against Monti's government's economic reforms, [which are] considered unfair and against all Italian workers."For the first time in six years, the three main trade unions, CGIL, CISL and UIL, came together to express their demands.Thousands of union members took to the streets in several cities across Italy, including Rome, Turin, a
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