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Italy: Muzzled and unheard in the pandemic: Urgent need to address concerns of care and health workers in Italy

Index Number: EUR 30/4875/2021

The briefing details how health and care workers in Italy who raised legitimate concerns about poor and unsafe working conditions in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic were subjected to unfair disciplinary proceedings and feared recriminations from their employers. Staff working in residential care homes during the pandemic and trade unions have raised serious concerns regarding unsafe and unhealthy working conditions, long shifts without adequate rest and inadequate labour inspections. Amnesty calls on the Italian authorities to ensure that these workers’ voices are not silenced, but are heard instead.

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