Italy Cracks Down On Illegal Chinese Immigrant Labour

Italy cracks down on illegal Chinese immigrant labour

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Updated Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:46am AEST

Italy has launched a crack down on illegal Chinese immigration and exploitation of labour.

Police in the capital Rome say Chinese workers were earning between 400 and 500 euros ($US636-$795) a month, with people working longer than 17 hours a day

Sarah Fang, chief editor of 'Time Europe China' newspaper says most of the illegal immigrants were working in clothing factories.

“In Italy about 80 to 90 percent of the people come from one province of China called Zhenjiang Yang province,” she said.

“This province is very strong even in China in business, and in selling its products, in making very cheap products, with a very high quality.”