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Italy school students 'strike' over work experience

Italy school students 'strike' over work experience
From BBC - October 13, 2017

Thousands of Italian school students are protesting nationwide over work placements which they say contribute little to their future job prospects.

The students are calling it a "strike" in 70 cities. Student unions organised the protest via social media.

Italy's Student Network says "no more exploitation through free labour".

It says 95% of schools - about 900,000 children - participate in work experience schemes. Italy has the EU's third-highest jobless rate, at 11.2%.

The students want the government to fulfil its promise to draft a statute defining the status of people taking part in work experience and a code of ethics for companies using them.

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