Workers' stories

Catégorie: Agriculture
The scenario has been the same every winter for 20 years. Migrant workers come to Calabria to harvest citrus. Every year, their plight is the same or worse.
Catégorie: "Labour reform is encouraging a shift towards training and apprenticeship contracts for young people aged 30 and under. Such contracts can now be linked together, a practice which was not previously allowed. The move will also support part-time workers doing over-time."
Catégorie: Agriculture
Yvan Sagnet, the African boy who rebelled against the ‘gangmasters’ of the south, came from Cameroon thanks to his passion for football. But he discovered a worse fate in Italy. 
Catégorie: Food Beverage and Tobacco
The ver. di and NGG trade union are taking stock of the developments of social dumping and take the necessary steps to combat it. Through this internet platform the workers can communicate their problems, find out if they are exploited and how they can react. 
Mini-jobs today often replace regular, "normal" working conditions. Their objective was to create more opportunities for students, housewives, pensioners and the unemployed as well as to create a bridge from unemployment to regular employment. Today they are extended to a large area of sectors.
Catégorie: Food Beverage and Tobacco
The Guardian: "Britain's jobless young people are being sent to work for supermarkets and budget stores for up to two months for no pay and no guarantee of a job, the Guardian can reveal.
The Guardian: "Day after day, men gather in their hundreds to be offered work, often at less than half the minimum wage – if they are paid at all. Most are asylum seekers, but the recession has added British nationals to their ranks. Now the government plans to crack down on those who are exploiting them."
La Stampa: "Over the past five years, the number of precarious workers in Italy has risen by16.9%. The majority of these work in the south of the country."
With more than fixed-term contracts and lower wages in the eurozone, underpaid young Italians are one of the keys to the elections. Their stories are similar: they are between 22 and 36 years, earn between 500 and 1,200 euros, have no rights, holidays, no car, no overseas travel, can barely buy books or go to the theater, many studied for a career they're not working in.