Italy on Verge of Being Fined for Discriminating Against Lecturers

The European Commission has asked the European Court of Justice to fine Italy €309,750 a day for continuing to discriminate against foreign language lecturers in Italian universities. Henry Rodgers, who teaches English at La Sapienza university in Rome, said Italy had failed to obey three rulings of the Court of Justice. “Foreign teaching staff have spent 18 years–half an average university working life–battling for rights that should be automatic under the treaty,” he said. “Many foreign lecturers have been sacked for refusing to forego their rights under European law. Others have despaired of the second-class pay and employment conditions and […]
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