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Thousands of migrant workers in Italy have gone on strike against alleged government mistreatment.
They say they work just as hard as native Italians and pay their taxes, but are not given equal rights and benefits.
Some of them complain that at times they don’t even get paid at all for their work.
Al Jazeera’s Claudio Lavanga reports from Naples.
[March 2, 2010]
From Associated Press:
March 10, 2010, 6:33AM ET
Italian union calls general strike for Friday
Trains, planes, ferries and local bus, subway and tram service are expected to be affected.
The CGIL labor syndicate is protesting what it says is a too heavy tax burden on workers, given widespread tax evasion in Italy by those who are self-employed.
It also wants more protection for workers who only have temporary contracts. Also irking labor leaders are changes in how the firing of workers can be challenged under Italy’s labor laws.
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