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‪Lutter pour partir ou pour rester ? ‪. Licenciements et aide au retour des travailleurs immigrés dans le conflit Talbot, 1983-1984


  • Vincent Gay


?In the late seventies and early eigthies, the restructuring of the car industry brought about a significant decrease in the number of unskilled jobs. When the Board of directors of the Talbot site, in Poissy near Paris, laid off several workers in 1983, a one-month strike started to defend the factory and to oppose the dismissals. But as these claims remained unmet, some of the unskilled migrant workers, the first to be threatened by dismissals, called for financial assistance to go back to their countries. Arising in the middle of the conflict, this new demand forced the strikers to take new positions. If union members were uncomfortable with this claim, which they viewed as a renunciation to fight for employment, they ended up accepting it. As to the government, it considered it as an opportunity, creating a new regime to help migrant workers to go back to their countries of origin.?

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  • Vincent Gay, 2014. "‪Lutter pour partir ou pour rester ? ‪. Licenciements et aide au retour des travailleurs immigrés dans le conflit Talbot, 1983-1984," Travail et Emploi, La Documentation Française, vol. 0(1), pages 37-50.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:teeldc:te_137_0037

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