11.8% of workers in Italy living in poverty

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Some 11.8% of workers in Italy are in a situation of poverty, the labour ministry commission on the working poor revealed using pre-pandemic 2019 figures from Eurostat.

While in work, they live in a household with a net income 60% below the average household income.

The 11.8% figure compares to 9.2% of the EU’s working population who are in poverty, the report said.

“We cannot stand by and do nothing,” said Labour Minister Andrea Orlando.

The report proposed the introduction of a minimum wage and also a sort of in-work benefit.
Italy has a ‘citizenship wage’ basic income for the unemployed and poor.

Via ANSA ‘We want

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