Western Europe: Wildcats on the Loose

The nations of the Continent have long belittled Britain for its inability to curb wildcat strikes. Last week wildcatters in the shipping and motor industries were giving British officials fits, as usual. Suddenly, however, those walkouts seemed as harmless as prolonged tea breaks compared with what was happening across the Channel: > In Italy, 130,000 workers left Turin's Fiat plant, and thousands more struck the Pirelli rubberworks in Milan, in both cases for higher wages. In the first six months of this year, walkouts cost some 81 million man-hours. Worse is in...

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