Monza marshals threaten to strike ahead of Italian GP weekend 5 September, 2013 Monza marshals at work during the 2012 Italian GP weekend Marshals scheduled to work throughout this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza are threatening to strike. Reports ahead of the Monza race weekend say that the marshals are angry that their minor reimbursements for travel expenses dating back to last year’s event have not been paid by the Automobile Club d’Italia. The headline of the Milan daily Il Giorno read: “Shadow of a strike”. One volunteer marshal is quoted: “There are some who think only of the race, forgetting that someone is making money at the expense of our labour. “Despite our passion, many of us are thinking the only way to be heard is to strike.” (GMM.) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsOutrage as Parabolica gravel replaced with tarmacPirelli reveal compounds for next three racesMonza must accept new contract terms warns EcclestoneFormula 1 world says no Monza would be huge lossMugello could replace Monza on F1 calendarMonza to invest €10 million after Ecclestone threatEcclestone warns that Monza could fall off F1 calendarOnly a red race suit will stop Vettel boos at Monza says SchumacherRed Bull baffled by Monza gearbox problems reveals NeweyAlonso: We need to be lucky and we need to have some DNFs from Sebastian The Pessimist “someone is making money at the expense of our labour”, Folks it’s none other than Bernie Ecclestone. Chris T ALL employers on this planet make money at the expense of their employees. That’s why they hire them and why the employees want to get paid for the job. Not getting paid for your time is an entirely different matter. Jack That quote came from a volunteer marshal… Anyone else see how ridiculous that is?