Migrant farm workers in Calabria were on strike on Monday to protest the death of one of their fellow labourers, a West African man shot dead at the weekend as he gathered scrap metal.
Soumaila Sacko, 29 and from Mali, was killed on Saturday night in a shooting that also injured two other migrants who, like him, lived in the tent city of San Ferdinando in Reggio Calabria.He had lived here since 2010 and joined efforts to secure more rights for migrant workers, according to the USB grass-roots trade union, which helps represent the thousands of foreign labourers employed in southern Italian agriculture. To read the full article about the case please follow this link.
The USB called a strike on Monday, Tuesday and today in protest at Sacko's death and it plans to hold nationwide demonstrations on June 16th to highlight the conditions faced by Italy's migrant workers. For more information please visit here.