Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered on the streets of Rome on Saturday to support Italian trade unions who are demanding respect from the government and firm policies on economic growth.
Demonstrators are urging the country’s coalition government to encourage massive public and private investment to secure more jobs.
Leader of the CISL union, Annamaria Furlan said: “Many sacrifices that we have made over the past few years, could completely disapper. But we still have time.
“The Government must stop, must call on social partners, to reverse the negative course our country is taking and we must look to the future, the future of work.”