caporalato

English translation: the gangmaster system

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Italian term or phrase:caporalato
English translation:the gangmaster system
Entered by: Giovanna Pistillo

15:47 May 18, 2009
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Human Resources / illegal work
Italian term or phrase: caporalato
Il sistema per cui, in alcune aree dell'italia meridionale, alcune persone, i "caporali",assumono lavoratori illegalmente (soprattutto immigrati clandestini), li fanno lavorare in condizioni vicine alla schiavitù per una paga prossima allo zero.
Giovanna Pistillo
Local time: 21:22
the gangmaster system
Explanation:
it also exists in the UK, for illegal agricultural workers etc... although attempts have been made to regulate it after a gang of Chinese cockle-gatherers were all drowned by the incoming tide.....

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Note added at 3 mins (2009-05-18 15:50:53 GMT)
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REference:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1453891/Ministers-con...
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Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:22
Grading comment
Fantastic as usual, Tom!
Thanks a lot!
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4 +5the gangmaster system
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the gangmaster system


Explanation:
it also exists in the UK, for illegal agricultural workers etc... although attempts have been made to regulate it after a gang of Chinese cockle-gatherers were all drowned by the incoming tide.....

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Note added at 3 mins (2009-05-18 15:50:53 GMT)
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REference:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1453891/Ministers-con...

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:22
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 72
Grading comment
Fantastic as usual, Tom!
Thanks a lot!

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