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Migrants indignant about conditions in Italy

Migrant laborers staged a strike this week to protest at the deaths of 16 colleagues killed this week in two separate traffic accidents in southern Italy.

Thousands of migrants work in the southern heel of Italy during the summer months, harvesting tomatoes.

They are paid  3 euros an hour, the amount that corresponds to a salary of 500 euro a month for 20 working days (Italy average salary 1700 euro).

More than 200 migrants marched on Foggia from their camp, known as the “Great Ghetto”, some 10 km (6 miles) away.

“No to slavery,” they chanted as they walked along country roads under a fierce summer sun.

Twelve migrants died on Monday 6 August as they traveled home after a day in the fields, with their packed van smashing head-on into an on-coming lorry.

Two days earlier, four migrants died in a near identical accident. Both crashes happened close to the city of Foggia, near the Adriatic coast.

There were no comments of Italian officials on road accidents causing indignation of migrants. Police investigation announcements were not made either.

May warns against Corbyn leading Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May will call voters to back her to ensure Brexit from the European Union indicating that the Labor will be unable to deliver a solid deal. The message came when the opinion polls showed that support for Tories declined.

A series of polls ahead of Britain’s June 8 election have revealed the Conservatives’ lead has fallen to between 9% and 13%points from the initial point of competition.

After launching her manifesto last week, including unexpected plans to diminish financial support for senior citizens, May returned to her core message, insisting that Corbyn was not committed to initially, and subsequently incapable of securing a successful Brexit deal.


“The deal we seek will be negotiated by me or Jeremy Corbyn. There will be no time to waste and no time for a new government to find its way,” May will say, according to extracts of a speech that will highlight that the departure talks with the EU could begin in days after the election.

EU government officials are preparing for Brexit talks to begin on June 19, however the date needs a confirmation after the elections.