Sans papiers win a bitter victory

Submitted by Janine on 15 May, 2005 - 8:38

Twelve “sans papiers”, migrants with no legal status, who had been on hunger strike for 50 days in France, have learned that they will get full rights.

They had moved to a trade union centre in Paris after they were turfed out of the offices of Unicef.

The demands of the sans papiers were endorsed by branches of the CGT, CFDT, CGT-FO and Solidaires trade unions, and by many political and campaigning groups.

But for these men to do something so desperate — they are all still in very poor health — shows how badly neglected their cause is, day to day, by the trade union and wider movement. We have to make their cause our cause!

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 25/01/2006 - 18:49

Which trade union centre did this take place in? what were the demands of the sans papiers refrred to in the article? steve cohen

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