A very good report on the exploitation of migrant workers in the Italian agricultural sector.
« In southern Italy, millions of tons of tomatoes are produced each year. To cut costs, people who own the large farms in the area call on the cheapest workforce possible : migrant workers. These workers end up ensnared in a system akin to modern slavery : they live in makeshift camps where they are exploited by the intermediaries who liaise with the farmers. They are stuck doing gruelling, underpaid work – but which is often their only option. »
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