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Geneva anti-immigration movements launch referendum to stop compensation for undeclared workers

National News // July 14, 2020

The Geneva branch of the Swiss People’s Party, together with the anti-immigration Geneva Citizens Movement, are launching a referendum to stop the canton from paying compensation to illegal workers threatened by the pandemic. 

Unsplash Geneva anti-immigration movements launch referendum to stop compensation for undeclared workers

André Pfeffer from the Swiss People’s Party says it’s a matter of principle – undeclared workers should not get government payouts. 

The canton has already agreed to a CHF 15m fund to help those not eligible for federal or cantonal aid. 

Around 3,000 people have benefitted. 

Images of queues at Geneva food banks spread across the world with a the surprise that a wealthy city had such a large precarious population. 



 

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