Italy - Senate approves anti-gang-master bill - August 31, 2016

The trade unions have welcomed the approval of a government bill that is meant to fight gang-masters and the exploitation of migrant day labourers, notably in reaction to near-slavery conditions in farms and vineyards. The unions are confronted with men and women that are submitted to exploitation, blackmail, wages of three euro an hour, working up to 13 hours a day, precarious lodging and no services. A decisive round in the Lower House is still ahead. The bill goes back to a protocol that was signed and backed up by the trade unions CGIL, CISL, UIL and several grassroots organisations. The protocol speaks about coordination between local police, labour inspection and other officials to root out and punish exploiters.

English: http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/207025/senate-oks-anti-gangmasters-bill …  

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