This is called a dead end. Force Ouvrière and the Metropolis of Aix-Marseille remain camped on their posts and justice, seized by Force Ouvrière about the requisition of the agents, boot also in touch. On the 8th day of the garbage collectors’ strike in Marseille, the garbage cans are piling up and we are back to square one. This Tuesday evening the Métropole formulated a new request for requisition of agents. On France Bleu Provence, the elected official in Marseille for the ecological transition, Sébastien Barles, believes that the responsibility today rests on the shoulders of the Metropolis, and therefore of its president Martine Vassal.
“We can see that it is Martine Vassal and the Metropolis who are responsible for the situation, for the stagnation of this situation which is intolerable. Marseille can no longer live under waste, under garbage.” – Sébastien Barles, the elected official in Marseille for the ecological transition
Sébastien Barles evokes a social dialogue problemthere is he said “carelessness in waste management and negligence in crisis management“. This is indeed the 3rd garbage collectors’ strike in four months in Marseille. He says to himself for the requisition of the agents: “We must intervene, the situation cannot last any longer”.
The elected official for the ecological transition is also worried about the ecological consequences of this new strike affecting the city of Marseille. He speaks of a “ecocide” and a disaster to come: “This weekend, the mistral will rise, we will still have tons of waste in the Mediterranean, so it’s more tolerable and really unbearable for all Marseillais”. He also believes that it is necessary “get out of this waste management policy and that waste must be recovered”.