He said: “The Aulnay site closed because Muslim employees were constantly taking unscheduled prayer breaks and had become unproductive. It’s the truth. A Peugeot official told me that it was one – but obviously not the only – of the reasons the plant was shut down.”
The shocking claims were made in French newspaper France Info.
Claims were made by Jean-Christophe Lagarde head of UDI and deputy mayor of Drancy
The Aulnay site closed because Muslim employees were constantly taking unscheduled prayer breaks
No one should feel under pressure to convert to Islam or accommodate religious colleagues. Because religion has no place in the workplace.:
A Peugeot spokesperson, however, has denied Mr Lagarde’s “inflammatory” claims and said that, at the time, the automobile behemoth had been on the brink of bankruptcy and that bosses had decided to close the Aulnay plant to “cut losses”.
Worker on the production line at the now closed Aulnay plant in France
PSA Peugeot Citroen Trade union CGT representative Jean-Pierre Mercier also condemned Mr Lagarde’s “nasty lies”.
He said: “The only time the Aulnay plant closed for so-called religious reasons was for the Christmas break and Easter.
“All employees worked hard, and Muslim employees prayed outside working hours.”