Paris Olympics illegal workers face horrific conditions

Published January 25th, 2023 - 07:57 GMT
Paris Olympics
This photograph taken on August 9, 2022 shows a view of the construction site of a pedestrian walkway which will link the Stade de France and the Olympic Aquatics Centre, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.(Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)

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.

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.

Paris Olympics

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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