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Italy students ‘strike’ over work experience

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Rome: The banner says students are rebelling to modify faculties

Thousands of Italian college students are protesting national over work placements which they are saying give a contribution little to their long run activity potentialities.

The students are calling it a “strike” in 70 towns. Student unions organised the protest by means of social media.

Italy’s Student Network says “no more exploitation through free labour”.

It says 95% of colleges – about 900,000 kids – take part in work experience schemes. Italy has the EU’s third-highest jobless price, at 11.2%.

The students need the federal government to fulfil its promise to draft a statute defining the standing of other folks participating in work experience and a code of ethics for corporations the use of them.

The strike – with marches and rallies in Rome, Naples, Salerno and different towns – could also be in protest at alleged under-funding of state faculties.

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The blue placard reads: “Students have a defect – they know how to use their intellect”

The Student Network nationwide coordinator, Giammarco Manfreda, mentioned “we want work placements that provide real alternative training and quality for all”.

He mentioned Italy “continues to lack rules defining who can or cannot offer work experience”. “We’re tired of being humiliated by our companies, whose work experience does not amount to training at all.”

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