Riccardo Coladarci, a firefighter in Rome for seven years, is trapped and says now it’s time for him to be saved. His temporary job contract doesn’t offer sick days or vacation and pays about 9,000 euros ($12,000) a year, barely enough to make ends meet in Italy.
The president of Confindustria , Italy’s biggest employers’ lobby, turned down an offer to become the country’s industry minister, the newspaper La Stampa reported, without saying where it got the information.
When Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi spotted Emma Marcegaglia , the head of Italy’s main business lobby , in an audience of top executives last month, he introduced her from the podium as a “good-looking chick.”
Striking truckers and cab drivers disrupted traffic and commerce across Italy in protests against Prime Minister Mario Monti’s policies as he presents a plan to spur competition and growth to European Union allies today.