Concerns over the exploitation of youngsters for heavy work in Albania

Concerns over the exploitation of youngsters for heavy work in Albania

Tirana, 12 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

On the World Youth Day, the Ombudsman, Igli Totozani has expressed his concern about those hundreds of children and youngsters from Albania who are exploited for heavy unpaid or uninsured work, but also for all of those young people who see departure from Albania as the only solution, due to the lack of a job in the country.

“Tens and hundreds of other minors are in similar unlawful conditions. State authorities are completely indifferent against this exploitation of minors during the summer season. There are many children who work on the coastal areas, selling different products for a lonmg time under high temperatures. Such thing violates all the standards of their wellbeing and doesn’t guarantee them a normal life”, the Ombudsman says. /balkaneu.com/