The Evry court on Tuesday ordered the evacuation of illegal aliens who held a picket line in a warehouse of DPD France, a parcel delivery company, in Coudray-Montceaux (Essonne).
Since November 15, dozens of undocumented workers have occupied the parking lot of this warehouse and denounced a form of “
” and “
inhuman working conditions
Accompanied by several unions, such as Sud PTT 91 or Solidaires 91, they demanded that their situation be regularized.
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On November 24, the company DPD France summoned nearly 70 strikers, affirming that none of them "
is or has been an employee of the company
" and qualifying the occupation of its site as "
manifestly unlawful disturbance.
". The unions have advanced employment contracts with temporary agencies to defend the rights of undocumented workers.
An argument which was not accepted by the summary judge, assessing that these contracts were not sufficient to demonstrate that the demonstrators had "
quality to exercise their right to strike
" against DPD France.
The court also condemned "
the means employed
" to occupy the parking lot of the warehouse and declared that this intrusion was "
likely to constitute a criminal offense
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The court therefore requested the evacuation of the strikers within two hours of the decision, with a penalty of 50 euros per hour late.
The strike continues, even if they are not recognized as employees by DPD
", explained to AFP Christian Schweyer, member of the collective of undocumented workers of Vitry.
According to the unions present, the demonstrators joined a second picket line located in front of the warehouse, where they moved their tents and facilities.