Carabinieri swoop on farmer paying Chinese 3 euros per hour

Farmer and a Chinese middle man fined 15,000 euros

(ANSA) - Siena, July 4 - A Tuscan farmer and a Chinese resident in Italy have been handed fines of 15,000 euros for exploiting Chinese agricultural labourers working illegally for pay of less than 3 euros an hour, police said.
    Three Chinese who had been working on the farm in the idyllic Valdichiana area near Siena for the pittance for 11 hours a day were expelled from Italy following an investigation by Carabinieri paramilitary police.
    The farmer sold fruit and vegetables cultivated by the Chinese workers in markets in Florence and Prato, according to the Carabinieri.


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