a new strike notice filed by the garbage collectors
While garbage collectors in several towns in Bouches-du-Rhône are already on strike, two Marseille garbage collectors have filed a strike notice. They are contesting the agreement signed last October.
Are we heading towards a new massive strike by garbage collectors in Marseille? The trade union representatives of the profession at the CGT and UNSA filed a strike notice, more than a month after the end of the previous protest by the garbage collectors in the Marseille city, according to information from Provence. The FSU union could also follow soon.
The October 1 agreement contested
The one-day strike notice filed by the secretary general of the Marseille metropolitan UNSA, Christophe Pelissier, is renewable for a period of one month from November 29.
The garbage collectors are contesting the end-of-strike agreement that was signed on October 1 between the Metropolis and the majority union in the Force Ouvrière (F0) profession, putting an end to the conflict which had lasted nearly a week. At the end of September, throughout the city, garbage collectors had stopped collecting garbage, leaving garbage cans to accumulate in the streets for several days.
They protested against the law of transformation of the public service which must apply the Metropolis. This reform provides for an increase in their working time to increase to 35 hours per week. Finally, after negotiations between FO and the Metropolis, an agreement was reached to grant a reduction of 9.5% of working time over the year to Marseille garbage collectors in order to take into account the arduous nature of their job.
Strikes started in other cities
The CGT had had at the time of the signing of the agreement, this decline had diminished. From now on, unsa is also criticizing the results of this negotiation.
“We see ourselves in the obligation to engage in a balance of power, which we had not called for. (…) We denounce the sham negotiations as well as the content of the agreements both in substance and on the form “, supports Christophe Pelissier in a message addressed to the president (LR) of the Metropolis Martine Vassal and consulted by Provence.
For the moment, the majority union in Marseille among the Force Ouvrière garbage collectors, has not called for a strike.
In the rest of the Bouches-du-Rhône, the strike has already resumed last week in several towns including Miramas, Martigues, Istres and Fos-sur-Mer. In these last two municipalities, skips have been installed to compensate for the lack of waste collection.