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Garbage Collectors of Perpignan Metropolis End Nine-Day Strike, Obtain Concessions in Exchange for Unpaid Work Days


Feb 12, 2024
Garbage collectors in Perpignan put out strike fires

The garbage collectors of Perpignan Metropolis in Pyrénées-Orientales have ended their nine-day strike, initiated by the CGT on February 9th. The strike had paralyzed garbage collection throughout the city and required immediate attention. The strikers found a solution to the crisis during a negotiation with Robert Vila, President of Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole, on Friday evening.

The negotiations lasted for an hour and a half in the early evening, with four representatives from the striking staff present, although the general secretary of the CGT was unable to participate in the decisive interview. The strikers obtained several concessions, including an increase in wages and a bonus of 100 euros per month.

The two partners have been given until March 19th to finalize an agreement after the budgetary decision will be adopted by the assembly of the Metropolis. However, it is important to note that the days of strike will not be paid but deductions will be spread out over time. This means that workers will not receive any compensation for their lost work during this time.

The real return to work will take place this Monday, February 12th, with all teams reinforced by executives and department heads working together to clear several hundred tons of waste accumulated throughout the city center during the strike period.

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