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