Italy - Exploitation in logistics and tourism - April 30, 2016

The Padua University published a report on exploitation in the logistics and tourism sectors in different regions (Padua and Rimini). In the tourism sector in Rimini, there has been a gradual worsening of working conditions and a strong compression of wages since the 2000s. The logistics sector in Padua is characterized by high fragmentation: warehousing and other operations are outsourced by firms to a wide number of small companies and cooperatives. Based on field work and several interviews, both in the logistics and in the tourism sectors, the authors found recurrent patterns of serious labour exploitation. In particular, workers are confronted with non-application of collective agreements, long and irregular working hours, pressures and threats by the management, withholding of wages and benefits.


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