Garbage collectors’ strike in Toulouse: some announce a “hard” strike from Monday, the Metropolis calms things down
The Toulouse Métropole garbage collectors, on strike since the end of November, plan to toughen up the movement from Monday, January 3, 2022. No meeting has taken place between their representatives and the community since December 21.
What now, deposit blockages? The strike movement of the Toulouse Métropole garbage collectors, which began at the end of November, has so far been limited to a partial and random collection of garbage. But after more than a month of movement, the strikers could step up a gear.
The blocking of certain deposits is now being considered. And this, from Monday January 3, the day of the entry into force, on the ground, of the law of transformation of the public service.
No meeting since December 21, “empty chair policy”, denounces a member of the inter-union
“It is not something that we have chosen, but the base feels so insulted by the management of Toulouse Métropole, that it seems inevitable”, explains Benoît Fontanilles, member of the intersyndicale.
Since December 21, according to the representative of the Federation of Autonomous, no meeting has taken place between unions and collectivity. “It is the policy of the empty chair, nothing is moving forward.” In the field, the bins pile up, more or less according to the districts and the communes.
New services and depots would join strike, Monday January 3
The night service, which passes in the hypercentre of Toulouse, could go on strike on Monday. At the Colomiers depot, which collects in several towns in western Toulouse, the first strikers could appear on Monday.
On the side of Toulouse Métropole, Vincent Terrail-Novès wants to calm things down. “There is no empty chair policy. It was planned to review anyway after the holidays, and discussions will surely resume next Monday or Tuesday, ”explains the vice-president in charge of cleanliness.
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“Advanced dialogue”, replies Vincent Terrail-Novès, vice-president of the Metropolis
“We still ask the inhabitants of the Metropolis for a little patience, the dialogue is constructive and things are moving forward. ”
On the days of subjection, granted in compensation for the end of the “finished party”, “between the 7 days proposed by the Metropolis and the 74 requested by the unions, there is room to discuss”, said the elected official.
Negotiation on the days of compensation for the end of the “finished party” could resume as early as Monday or Tuesday
Which recalls that other compensation measures are on the table: “Extension of a bonus of € 300 to all deposits, status of group leader driver, hiring of 20 contract workers to replace 20 retirements, and discussions on working conditions on Saturdays and public holidays ”.
For Vincent Terrail-Novès, “blocking deposits is never legitimate”. “I have always preferred dialogue, which advances, despite what can be said here and there. “