” We do not block, but the goods are on the slab », Describes Abde Sourni, CGT union delegate from Stef Transport in Toulouse. On Wednesday November 10, 70% of the 169 employees of this company specializing in the transport and logistics of cold products went on strike, according to the CGT. They are supported by their unions CGT, FO and SUD. The supermarkets that the company usually supplies are not delivered.
” Since the arrival of the new manager, things have gone badly, people are resigning, disputes with customers are increasing. No matter how much we explain it to him at all the monthly meetings, nothing moves », Continues the union representative. But it is the thinness of the participation bonus that has caught the fire. ” We were used to receiving 1000 € and there we received 80 € », Indignant Abde Sourni. An incomprehensible reduction according to the trade unionist since the company continues to make a profit.
Thus, the strikers are asking for an increase in the participation bonus to at least € 400, an increase in the hourly rate and hiring to lighten the workload. ” This is the first time we have gone on strike in 20 years. Before we pray to the good god to enter this business, now we pray to get out », Continues the trade unionist.
This first three-day strike is a warning, ” for now, the management is not giving up anything », Notes the union representative. Stef’s policy on labor disputes is in fact not known for its flexibility: in December 2020, the employees of the logistics depot in Montbartier (82) had done so. 42 day strike pendant before getting an agreement with their management. In Vendée, Stef was also pinned for a union repression. This 3-day strike ” could therefore have consequences », Warns Abde Sourni of the CGT. Contacted, the management of Stef has, for the time being, not answered our questions.