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Italy: Migrants strike against exploitation

Migrant agricultural workers have been on strike in the province of Pavia, Lombardy, north Italy, for just over week now. The reason for the strike action: ‘No exploitation, no slavery,’ say their flyers. The forty Morroccan workers – 10 women, 40 men – have had enough of terrible working conditions of up to 13-14 hours a day, … Continue reading

Germany shows solidarity with struggling southern neighbours

The same day the European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi delivered his bombshell declaration that the European welfare state was no more, the Continent’s Great Power, Germany issued orders to stop welfare payments to non-German nationals. Whether coincidence or not, the move by the Federal Labour Agency on February 23 has helped put some flesh … Continue reading

Workers descend on Rome to ‘build a future’

Thousands of construction workers protested Saturday in Rome in a bid to ‘build a future’ for themselves. They arrived from around the country in 150 buses, a thousand trains and dozens of ferries from the Italian islands. The rally in the Italian capital today comes as the sector is facing its worse crisis since the Second … Continue reading

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