Who exploit migrant workers in citrus fruit industry ?

On February 24, the English magazine “The ecologist” published a survey of the citrus production conditions in the plain of Gioia Tauro (Calabria), denouncing the exploitation and ghettoization of African seasonal workers [1]. Journalists which directly implicated the responsibility of Coca-Cola which provides concentrated orange with a local subcontractor for the manufacture of its soft drinks. The multinational pressure on the purchase price of the processed product would affect the entire agro-industrial sector and condemn the producers to underpay their workforce. The article has been widely reported in the international press, undermining the respectability of the firm. In its defense, the latter revealed that she wished to withdraw from the area; not because of these accusations, but because she refused to grant increases requested by its supplier few weeks ago. Facing the media scandal and the insistence of the authorities, the company was finally retracted and announce his desire to remain in the region. Back on the functioning of this sector and its social impacts.

To read the survey : http://www.theecologist.org/News/ne…