In Southern Italy, migrant labourers are economically and socially abused, and often forced into forms of modern slavery. The fight for their rights is crucial, but this is not just “their” fight. Behind the appalling conditions for migrant workers and the racism that is instrumental in their exploitation, lays a bigger picture: the general decline in rights and wages that is affecting all workers, regardless of their nationality. This fight affects the rights of us all.
In this panel discussion, Italian-Ivorian trade unionist Aboubakar Soumahoro is joined by journalist Daniel Trilling, who will add a perspective on the lives of migrant workers arriving in Europe and in the UK.
This event will be in English and partly in Italian with English translation provided.
Running time: 80 minutes.