Reggio, widespread checks: 91 illegal workers identified, 34 companies suspended. Flurry of sanctions and fines


By John

The activity of 34 companies was suspendedidentified 91 illegal workers (of which 9 illegal immigrants and 3 RDC recipients) e 119 irregularsimposed administrative sanctions of 329,500 euros and fines of over 630,000 euros. “Serious failures to comply with worker safety” were detected and 56 company owners or directors were reported. It is the balance of the inspections and controls carried out in the summer quarter by the Carabinieri of the Labor Inspectorate Unit of Reggio Calabria (NIL), a specialty of the force which operates under the coordination of the Labor Protection Group of Naples and under the functional dependence of the National Labor Inspectorate, to protect workers to ensure that they are granted welfare and social security rights and the necessary safety measures in the workplace and to combat undeclared work which damages companies that respect both contractual and contractual rules what accident prevention.

The checks conducted, also with the support of the soldiers of the local provincial command, involved a total of 80 companies, construction sites, bathing establishments, restaurants, entertainment venues, beauty centres, commercial activities, workshops and car washes, operating in the city and in the province. and the employment status of 259 employees. In some activities in the city centre, the presence of non-regularized workers was detected, even with percentages higher than 80% of the employed workforce, and the employment of non-EU citizens without qualifications to stay on the national territory. In addition to the “illegal” workers identified, numerous irregularities emerged connected to the unfaithful registration in the single labor register (registration of part of the hours actually worked by the workers, in some cases completely omitted), failure to grant weekly rest and exceeding the prescribed working hours, failure to pay contributions, serious failures to comply with safety in the workplace such as failure to train/inform workers on safety, failure to assess company risks, failure to deliver personal protective equipment and failure to install devices designed to avoid falls from above.