The mayor of Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc, responded this Thursday morning to the blocking of deposits by garbage collectors by brandishing the threat of a move to the private sector for the collection of household waste.
The tension is mounting between the Toulouse Métropole garbage collectors, who, this Thursday morning, blocked deposits as part of their strike against the working time reform, and their employers, the elected representatives of the community. On the occasion of his wishes to the press, this Thursday, Jean-Luc Moudenc, mayor of Toulouse and president of the Metropolis, brandished the threat of recourse to private companies to ensure, on a permanent basis, the collection service waste instead of civil servants. “I ask the question: do they want the collection of household waste to be delegated to one or more private companies with the help of a public service delegation? “, Launched the mayor of Toulouse.
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A warning from Jean-Luc Moudenc
To pronounce what he called “a warning”, Jean-Luc Moudenc summoned public opinion by explaining since the beginning of the week letters from Toulouse expressing their “fed up with the strikers” and him asking “to stand firm in the face of excessive demands”. The mayor also explained that he spent three hours on Wednesday in a district where he heard the same bell: “Monsier the mayor, entrust the collection to the private sector. That’s what I was told.”
This threat was preceded by a first: “No strike day will be paid. I have ordered the administration that the days be deducted from the pay slips.”
“I will not give 28 days like in Marseille and even less 34 additional days off. Everyone needs to know that.”
Despite these two warnings, the mayor wanted to display an open position: “I hope that the dialogue will continue but on a responsible basis.” And he appealed to trade unions in this direction, adding an argument to his request: “I ask them to consider the vote of the Metropolitan Council of December 16 which, by 112 votes out of 133,” largely voted for the reform. of working time.
Basically, Jean-Luc Moudenc recalled the agreement of the community to grant days of hardship to garbage collectors in addition to the “25 to 27 days of basic leave”. The last proposal is 9 days when the inter-union asks for 34, according to the mayor. “For us, the benchmark is what we gave to the municipal police, that is to say eleven additional days.” And the Metropolis will not go beyond: “I will not grant 28 days as in Marseilles and even less 34 additional days of leave. Everyone has to know that.”