NAPLES, Italy — The nationwide gas station strike that had been slated to shutter service stations this weekend in Italy has been canceled, according to trade unions representing gas station owners and managers.

The strike has been postponed until September as unions continue to negotiate with the Italian government on issues including unemployment, high taxes and uniform weekend discounts on fuel costs, according to a news release posted on the website of Gestori Carburanti, an umbrella organization that represents the four labor unions that had called for the strike. No new strike dates were announced on the website.

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