Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problemItaly’s fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with. “The problem of irregular employment exists in the world and luxury businesses are the most active in the fight against the phenomenon,” said Carlo Capasa, head of the Italian chamber of fashion commerce. “Taking a few units that go underneath the radar seems a little pretentious,” he told AFP at Milan Fashion Week after the NYT front-page investigation headlined “Inside Italy’s Shadow Economy”.

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