ITALY: Back at Work

Forlani launches a Cabinet

The sprawling Fiat automobile plant in Turin hummed with activity last week after the end of a five-week strike in protest against 14,000 layoffs. Fiat's unions accepted a compromise settlement that called for government compensation to the laid-off workers and a pledge by the company to rehire any who might still be out of jobs in 1983. Brushing off a lone leftist hawking protest leaflets at the gate, a young worker exclaimed: "Soon we'll be getting a pay packet again!"

For many Italians, the harmonious mood at the auto plant...

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