— Published 16 June 2022

The investigation is open

The public prosecutor’s office in Bobigny, Seine-Saint-Denis, has confirmed that an investigation has been opened after seven undocumented workers were found in March on the construction site of the athletes’ village for the Paris 2024 Games. It will be conducted by the Brigade for the Repression of Crime against the Person (BRDP). The investigation was opened on 8 June, for “employing foreigners without a permit”, “resorting to concealed work” and “performing concealed work in an organised gang”. As a reminder, the case began last March after an inspection by the regional directorate for the economy, employment, labour and solidarity (DRIEETS), triggered by a report from the CGT union. It turned out that the undocumented workers were employed by a subcontracting company, selected by SOLIDEO (Société de livraison des ouvrages olympiques) for the construction of the future athletes’ village. According to a source quoted by AFP, nearly a hundred checks have been carried out since the launch of the Paris 2024 Games construction sites.