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Life in Italy back on track as truckers' strike ends


A tanker replenishes an Esso gas station Tuesday along Viale Comandante Umberto Maddalena, near the Capodichino airport and U.S. Navy base in Naples, Italy.


Life in Italy back on track as truckers' strike ends
By Sandra Jontz, Stars and Stripes
European edition, Friday, December 14, 2007

NAPLES, Italy Slowly, life here returns to normal.

With the end of a truckers strike and a slow replenishing of fuel stations and services throughout the nation officials agreed to reverse their earlier decision to reduce base staff and functions to a minimum, and to close schools Thursday and Friday.

Naval Support Activity Naples sailors, employees and elementary and high school students are to report to work and school as usual Friday morning. They had thought the strike might have led to a four-day weekend.

A base e-mail message alerting employees of the reversal went out at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, and employees who did show up for work began making the rounds of phone calls to advise fellow workers of the change.

When we learned of the cessation of the strike late last night, it was too late to change course , said Cmdr. Jeff Jackson, NSA Naples executive officer. But I think this gives everyone adequate time to find a way to work , be it carpooling, gassing up cars, whatever.


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