This camp for migrant workers is in Boreano, located about 80 kilometres from Rignano. (Photo taken by Francesco Castelgrande in April 2016.)
  This camp for migrant workers is in Boreano, located about 80 kilometres from Rignano. (Photo taken by Francesco Castelgrande in April 2016.)

‘Modern slavery’ for migrant tomato pickers in Italy

Article in France24
23 February, 2018

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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