AMERICA/ARGENTINA - Inhumane conditions for children and workers found in a warehouse for packaging

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 human rights  

Gobierno de Mendoza

Maipu (Agenzia Fides) - Following a Government inspection in a warehouse for packaging in the department of Maipú, province of Mendoza, workers and children were found living in inhuman conditions in these unhealthy environments. Entire families occupied dwellings without aeration, at risk of poisoning and explosion, where they slept, they ate and cooked. According to the statement sent to Fides, the officials of the Undersecretariat of Labour were in the province to control the registered work and health and safety conditions, as well as checking that there were no working children. During the inspection they found six workers and ten people who lived in dormitory rooms, there were two minors among them. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 12/04/2016)