Fiat job cuts spark new outbreak of strikes

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By Gianni Montani TURIN, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Thousands of Italian workers blocked traffic in Turin, marched into an art gallery in Venice and picketed in Sicily on Friday in protest against job cuts planned by loss-making industrial group Fiat. Fiat plans to slash 8,100 jobs from next month in a critical bid to cut costs and nurture its historic car unit back to profit but the proposals have been met with scorn and fury from Italy's powerful unions, which are demanding a new rescue plan. ...

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