Italy risks “social explosion” over austerity: union chief

Source: Reuters

Italy risks a “social explosion” over the government’s austerity measures and unions plan more protests against them, the head of the country’s largest labor federation CGIL said on Wednesday.

CGIL leader Susanna Camusso told Reuters that Prime Minister Mario Monti’s government was “deeply conditioned” by its need for support from the party of his predecessor, Silvio Berlusconi, and its austerity plan spared the rich and demanded excessive sacrifices from ordinary Italians.

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