Sikhs Who Saved Italy’s Mozzarella Industry Get Below Poverty Wages


An article published by a media network reveals some very interesting facts of Sikh migrant workers in Italy. The Sikhs love for farming and taking care of the mozzarella buffalo helped in saving the cheese industry of the country. The farm lands reminds Sikhs of lands back home in Punjab.

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The industry made a come back in Italy after Sikhs came to the rescue by taking over jobs that Italians refused to do. The Sikhs migrated to mozzarella country of Italy after jobs became available in abundance.

The 60,000 strong Sikh community have not only saved the mozzarella industry but also the overall cheese industry by working hard and putting in long hours.

The article reveals towards the end that workers without contracts get paid a mere 3.50 euros and those working in farms only get paid 1 euro for every hour they work.

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