France - Courier delivery Chronopost exploits workers - August 31, 2019

Undocumented migrant workers, hired to work for the courier delivery firm Chronopost, have been on strike outside the company’s facility in Alfortville, in the Paris suburbs. They say their working conditions are unacceptable and that the company is taking advantage of their status to, in the words of one worker, ‘treat us like slaves’. The workers describe intolerable working conditions for migrant staff at the company, a subsidiary of the French post office, including working longer hours, unpaid overtime and the risk of being fired if they are sick and unable to work. The strike started on 11 June and the workers still hold a picket line. Chronopost denies all responsibility and claims the problem lies at the door of the recruitment agency.

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