LIFE ON SHORT-TERM CONTRACT
Jun – september 2012
In France, there are people who work at the same job for years without ever having a full-time contract. There are those who have no choice but to cumulate several jobs just to earn the minimum wage.
In France, temps find themselves jobless at the end of their day’s work, with no prior notice, just because their contact has been cancelled.
In France, workers might not have their papers but they still pay tax.
We meet them every day, we live next door to them, but don’t really know anything of the conditions in which they live.
Not many are union members and there is no-one to defend them. You don’t hear about them in the papers because they are more worried about survival than fighting for their rights.
However they all suffer from insecurity whether it be in employment, education or lodgment; they are burdened with debt, and have difficult imagining a future.
This is a report on the France of hire-and-fire workers, as seen through five portraits.
Project made possible thanks to funding from the Photoreporter Festival of Saint Brieuc.