Italy - Migrant workers in supply chain of tomato production exploited - December 31, 2015

The Joint Ethical Trading Initiatives, NGO’s that are actively seeking to improve the position of migrant workers have published a report, which addresses labour exploitation in the supply chain of processed tomato products from Italy. The results of the detailed research are shocking. Their report describes the widespread exploitation of migrant workers in the agriculture sector, particularly in the south, and gives recommendations to European retailers on how to conduct human rights due diligence in their supply chains. It also provides insight into some of the main initiatives that aim to improve the conditions for migrant workers in the agriculture sector.


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at

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