On January 17, Andrea Riccardi, Minister for Cooperation, Immigration and Integration in government Monti was visiting Rosarno (Calabria) to realize the situation. Each year, between the months of November and March, the municipality of 15,000 inhabitants “host” hundreds of seasonal … Continue reading
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Oranges on the threes : history of an agricultural and social crisis.
Summary: Oranges in Rosarno are for industry, the industrial model promoted in the area is viable only thanks to subsidies. Changes in allocation policy and lower purchase prices have made it more profitable to stop pickking oranges and to leave … Continue reading
The Assembly of African Workers of Castel Volturno, following the journey in Campania.
Appiah and Filipo are two friends engaged in a struggle different of the ones of unions, associations of lawyers. Both live in Castel Volturno, only one was born there. Appiah is Ghanaian, Filipo is Italian. Both believe that only the … Continue reading
Mission syndicale en Calabre : état des lieux
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Communiqué de presse du 17 mars 2011 La Confédération paysanne a conduit une mission en partenariat avec plusieurs organisations européennes du 11 au 17 mars 2011 dans le Sud de l’Italie, en Calabre. Un an après la révolte des travailleurs … Continue reading
Kit Agricultural Migrant Workers’ Rights: Romanian & Polish
The invisible workforce
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SOUTH ITALY – THE INVISIBLE WORKFORCE In the agricultural zones of southern Italy, undocumented migrants move from one region to another, following the harvests in search of work. In August and September, the fields are dotted with tomato pickers. Segregated … Continue reading
A new population in the Piedmont countryside.
Summary: Signh testimony, former peasant from the New Delhi area and agricultural workers in Piedmont. Arrived in Europe for a dozen years he worked in different sectors before becoming a farm workerand and experienced very poor working conditionsand low wages. … Continue reading
After Rosarno : fighting what’s unacceptable.
Summary: victims of racist violence the majority of African seasonal workers in Rosarno had to leave the region. Some have organized themselves into assembly to defend their rights and to make known their claims. The violence of 7 and 8 … Continue reading
Can racism be discreet?
Summary: In Piedmont racism against foreign seasonal seems to reign. The tasks assigned are based on ethnic criteria and foreigners are often kept away by their Italian colleagues. While some see this as a “discreet” racism the violences against migrants … Continue reading
Outils juridiques pour les droits des travailleurs saisonniers
Résumé : Des kits juridiques, rédigés en plusieurs langues, permettent aux travailleurs saisonniers de connaître leurs droits. Leurs liens de téléchargement sont disponibles dans cet article. Dans le cadre de son travail sur la servitude en agriculture et les travailleurs … Continue reading