Monza marshals threaten to strike ahead of Italian GP weekend

Monza marshals at work during the 2012 Italian GP weekend

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.)

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  • 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?