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Thousands of undocumented immigrants will now be permitted to apply for a short time stay and work in Italy under an amnesty declaration as the country discovered a $59.6bn stimulus package to protect the economic impact of the coronavirus.
After weeks of discussions marked by political discordance and renunciation threats, the parties in Italy’s coalition government finally stretched out an agreement on Wednesday to approve provisional changes to allow for farm workers and home carers.
As per the decree disclosed on Wednesday, the new residency permits will be valid for six months.
*The changes also seek to legalise irregular work in farms and homes. Martinaro said employers who have irregularly hired either foreign or Italian workers in these sectors would also able to apply to regulate their staff by stipulating a fixed-term employment contract.*
“We have reached an important result,” Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said in a news conference after a cabinet meeting.
“This is a battle of civilisation because at its centre lay people’s dignity, fight against criminal organisations, against caporalato (a system based on the recruitment and exploitation of workers), the immersion of black work and the protection of employers and workers’ health, including the one surrounding them.”