Italy - African harvest workers on strike - August 31, 2018

African migrant harvest workers went to strike to protest at poor working conditions. The strike follows an incident in which 12 non-EU migrant farmworkers died in road crashes. The USB trade union federation called for the strike. According to the local press most of the workers are subject to what is known as a ‘caporalato’ system of organised, undeclared work. They often earn little more than 1 euro per hour, while the standard wage is six times higher.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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