Through Gabriel Kenedi
They will show their anger. Thursday, December 16, 2021, the garbage collectors start at the call of the inter-union (FO, CGT, FA-FPT, FSU, Solidaires Sud and Unsa) a movement of renewable strike. Here’s what to expect.
Gathering scheduled in the morning
For the first day of this movement, no disturbance is a priori to plan on the roads. On the other hand, the bins will obviously not be collected.
On Thursday, the garbage collectors mobilize in front of the Pierre-Baudis Convention Center, located in the Compans-Caffarelli district, from 8:30 am. The unions, who believe that the strike movement will be very popular, hope to bring together 150 to 200 agents.
The choice is anything but a coincidence: this is where the Toulouse Métropole community council will be held. The opportunity is therefore great to challenge elected officials, starting with the first of them, Jean-Luc Moudenc.
“It’s a symbolic gathering. We ask that a delegation be received by the mayor-president in order to let him know of our dissatisfaction, ”explains Nicolas Refutin (general secretary of FO in Toulouse Métropole), on behalf of the intersyndicale.
Opposed at the end of the finished party
As a reminder, in order to protest against the end of the finished party, the garbage collectors had chosen not to end all the rounds. What led Toulouse Métropole to appeal to the private sector to collect part of the trash. For the unions, this movement was ” that the reflection of what will be the collection of household waste tomorrow with the end of the finished party ”. With this notice filed, the garbage collectors change gear in order to put pressure on Toulouse Métropole.
Car until now, and for several decades, the garbage collectors of Toulouse Métropole have been able, thanks to the “finished party”, to leave their place of work once their round is finished, whatever the hour. Relying on the Civil Service Transformation Law passed in the middle of the summer which provides for the alignment of all regional staff to 1,607 hours per year (i.e. 35 hours per week), the Metropolis has decided to put an end to this practice as of January 1, 2022. Instead of returning home after their rounds are over, collection agents will have to stay at the depot until noon.
“To say that we refuse to discuss is a bit strong! “
“We are quite surprised not to have been received (by the Metropolis, editor’s note) since we submitted the strike notice ”, underlines Nicolas Refutin, who considers “Daring” the speech of the president of Toulouse Métropole, who had invited the unions to “Adopt an attitude of constructive discussion”.
“To say that we refuse to discuss is a bit strong! We are only looking to discuss, us! The difficulty is that there cannot be a prerequisite. What we are asking the mayor-president is to listen to us and respect social dialogue, ”says Nicolas Refutin.
According to the spokesperson for the intersyndicale, the ball is therefore in the camp of the Metropolis, which as a reminder, explains being open to negotiations … as soon as the end of the finished party will be recorded by the unions. This is the main sticking point to date.
“We are ready for dialogue”
Since the beginning of the movement, the position of the Metropolis has not changed: for the community, the end of the game is not negotiable.
“I regret that the unions refuse the end of the finished party, illegal, which undermines the safety of the agents by establishing a race against the clock. We are always ready for a dialogue on the days of hardship, the remuneration within the framework of the abandonment of the finished party“, Recalled besides Vincent Terrail-Novès, after the failure of negotiations in the technical committee.
Therefore, for the unions, the rest of the movement will depend above all on the attitude of the Metropolis. “If he (Jean-Luc Moudenc, editor’s note) does not receive us, not sure that the question arises! Beyond the fact of coming to an agreement, if no signal is sent to us, I find it hard to see how the colleagues will want to stop the movement! », Reacts Nicolas Refutin.
The movement would then orient itself towards a hard strike, which would fall right on during the Christmas holidays. “But all the options are on the table,” he tempers.
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