The trash dispute lasts in Toulouse and the dialogue does not seem to calm down, on the contrary. On the occasion of his wishes to the press this Thursday noon, Jean-Luc Moudenc, the LR mayor of Toulouse, was particularly firm with regard to the strikers. He addresses them two “warnings” in his own words.
The first is that he is clearly asking that strike days not be paid, “any“insists the mayor of Toulouse, president of the Metropolis, who explains having given strict instructions to the administrative services on the subject. It is a great classic in the event of a strike in the communities.
The collection of garbage allocated to the private sector?
Second warning, much more surprising: Jean-Luc Moudenc threatens to entrust the collection of household waste to the private sector “if the paralysis continues“. An announcement intended to put pressure on the strikers but which could also steer them while they have already hardened the movement this morning by blocking three depots in Toulouse and the Union. In the, it seems difficult to entrust the collection urgently to the private sector since it is negotiated within the framework of a DSP, a public service delegation. Toulouse Métropole has already called on Véolia and other private companies since the start of the conflict, to empty the bins neighborhoods most affected by the movement.
Negotiations still open
Behind these two strong announcements, there is room for negotiation. Jean-Luc Moudenc explains that he is attending a “goodwill sign“from the inter-union. He explains that the Metropolis, after offering two additional days of leave given the arduousness of the work, then proposed five, then seven, then nine days. According to the President of the Metropolis, the unions remain camped on the 34 days requested “without moving, in front is the wall“he specifies and admitting that”the hardship of the collection professions is real“. In Marseille, the agents of the garbage collection service obtained 28 additional days, in Nantes 6. In Toulouse yesterday, the Metropolis proposed 9. Through the words of Jean-Luc Moudenc, we understand that it will go up to 11 days, ie the days of additional compensation granted to municipal police officers. “I will never give 8 or 34 days“insists the mayor with whom the strikers now want to be transported directly. Here too Jean-Luc Moudenc remains firm. He renews his confidence in the vice-president in charge of the file, the mayor of Balma Vincent Terrail-Novès.
No new negotiation meeting is scheduled for the time being in this conflict which has lasted for a month. Here too Jean-Luc Moudenc points out the responsibility of unions: “The community since the beginning of November to negotiate tends this agreement, there is a refusal of dialogue“.