Friday, November 06, 2009

[olympiaworkers] France: The paperlesses workers at ISS fight for their papers.

by CNT-F Cleaning union 06 Nov 2009

More than 2000 paperless workers for the cleaning firm have gone on
strike; occupying 30 sites in the Ile-de-France region. they are doing so
with the support of unions and other groups who have joined with them to
denounce the exploitation of undocumented workers and the arbitrary way in
which their cases are heard by local prefectures.

After having occupied the Cité des sciences in Paris on Sunday 18th
October the workers then took over the headquarters of the company in
Paris' 12th district (3 rue des meuniers) ISS is a cleaning sub-contractor
and one of the leading 'multiservice' companies and has already seen it's
offices occupied earlier this month. The company has never respected
agreements and has fired undocumented workers after having exploited them
for years.

undocumented workers are found in great numbers and are indispensable in
many sectors such as construction, public works, cleaning, security,
catering, care work, agriculture, baking, etc. The majority pay their
taxes and welfare contributions to health, retirement and unemployment
funds. they don't take jobs away from anyone else and they are often
forced to work in terrible conditions due to their legal status.

Papers for all paperless workers, it's good for everybody!

CNT Cleaning union.

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