ALBAWABA - Illegal foreign workers in France are facing "inhuman" conditions while preparing for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.
According to the Liberation newspaper report, undocumented workers, who are mostly Malians, are working long hours and receiving low wages, as one said migrants can work up to 13 hours per shift for 80 euros ($86.7) per day.
A preliminary investigation opened in June by the Bobigny prosecutor reveals that "undocumented" #migrant workers are being used, under poor conditions, by the French authorities to construct the venues for the #Paris 2024 Summer Olympics. pic.twitter.com/G6Sx7Glven— In Context (@incontextmedia) December 9, 2022
According to reports, workers lack access to proper safety and protection measures and equipment and are risking their lives in their jobs. Migrant workers are also forced to work under severe cold temperatures.
The Anadolu Agency said that illegal migrants are unable to afford proper housing because their wages are low, compared with the lease prices.
African Immigrant workers on the construction sites of the Paris 2024 Olympics: “We have no rights. No contract, no leave, work clothes, safety shoes... We are afraid of the French state because the notion of justice for people like us has disappeared." pic.twitter.com/ilZ9XXMLWw— K.Diallo ☭ (@nyeusi_waasi) January 23, 2023
The 2024 Summer Olympics, commonly known as Paris 2024, is an international multi-sports event, which is expected to be held in the French capital Paris from July 26 to Aug. 11, 2024.
Paris will become the second city after London to host the Summer Olympics three times in 1908, 1948 and 2012.
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