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Geneva launches campaign against black economy

National News // April 11, 2017

Geneva is launching a campaign against the black economy. The move is part of ‘Operation Papyrus’ which aims to regularize thousands of illegal immigrants in the canton. The programme will legalize many workers and has the backing of the federal government.

Pixabay Geneva launches campaign against black economy

Using a coal coloured bus, with the slogan ‘stop black working’, the campaign reminds people that even employing a cleaner for 2 hours a week means you’re an employer – and have commitments.

That includes paying social security and paying a fair rate. The economy and security minister, Pierre Maudet, warns this is not an amnesty. People found employing others illegally may be forced to pay back tax and social security payments. 

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