Part of the staff of the TnBA and the Estba (Bordeaux Aquitaine Theater School) had therefore been on strike since Wednesday afternoon. According to staff representatives, the strike involved the vast majority of the establishment, which has 34 full-time employees and many intermittent employees. The management had “about two levels of strikers”.
” Breaking point “
On Wednesday evening, the brochures were distributed but the ceremony was cut short. Catherine Marnas welcomed the public in the Antoine-Vitez room, insisting on keeping to a budget in a context of stagnating public subsidies and rising costs. Following him, a delegation of around twenty employees came on stage. “The workload is exponential and employees can no longer carry out their missions. The teams are exhausted and have reached a breaking point,” the strikers stated. On the claims side, they asked for a “reconsideration of the workload”, “an adequacy between the activity and the workforce”, “a salary increase for permanent and intermittent workers”, a “recognition of the work of all. »
And the room emptied. “The cancellation of the presentation of the season is a management decision, pointed out the strikers. The ceremony could have been held. But no doubt the heart was not there.
The strike notice had been issued since June 22 and several negotiation sessions have been held since. “The last two years have been exhausting for everyone,” said Catherine Marnas on Wednesday afternoon. “Perhaps we were too good students. But we can’t cut shows and we can’t afford to hire staff. “Two arguments that employees refute.
On the salary side, the director would have advanced concessions: “A revaluation of 12.5% beyond the grid of the branch and an exceptional inflation bonus of 300 euros. We can’t go any higher. »