Italy: Migrant workers go on strike after Malian unionist shot dead

SOT, Migrant worker (Italian): «We are here to work, do you understand?» Migrant workers went on strike on Monday in the southern Italian town of San Ferdinando following the killing of a worker from Mali. Sacko Soumayla was shot dead on Saturday, reportedly while picking up some metal sheeting in an abandoned factory with two other men. They were collecting the material in order to improve... Еще the shacks in which they were living. While they were doing so, a man is said to have arrived by car and shot at the three men, killing Sacko. Sacko arrived in Italy in 2010. He was working as a day labourer at farms in the area and was also part of the Unione Sindacale di Base (USB), a workers' union. The USB called the strike after his death. On June 16 they are planning a nationwide protest to highlights the poor working conditions of people like Sacko, who often work for as little as €2 per hour in the fields of southern Italy, often in mafia-controlled farms. One of the protesting migrant workers referred to the new Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has promised to take a harder line on migration into Italy. «Salvini says so, he says to 'kill all Africans.' He says this,» the demonstrator stated.

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