The maintenance workers, cantiniers and technical staff of the Avignon high school went on strike between noon and 2 p.m. to warn about their working conditions.
” The claim is the recognition of the arduousness of our professions “Explains Yves Couston, high school staff and CGT representative of the territorial agents of the Paca Region. With a dozen of his colleagues and the support of the Departmental Union of the CGT, they gathered in front of the establishment.
” Sensitize the boss Muselier “With this stage at Lycée Mistral, this is one of the objectives of the agents, explains the trade unionist. This action, officers hope, “ will have a snowball effect “. Each time a strike notice is filed, a meeting with the employer is required. Yves Couston estimates that during the last meeting: “ The Region remained deaf to our demands. “The union is ready” to open negotiations and reach an agreement “.
Yves Couston relies in particular on an agreement validated by the Prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône ” 15% working time bonus for collection agents in the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis ”, which according to him, sets a precedent.
He mentions the application in September of the law on 160 hours in the region: We must apply the law in its entirety with the recognition of hardship at work. »
To live longer
” It’s a matter of health “, insists the trade unionist. And to continue: Work less to live more “. Yves Couston estimates that more than ten officers died each year, before retirement age, and mentioned those who died shortly after. ” It is a common custom in the Vaucluse to learn of the death of colleagues “, He announces, before being part of four deaths of colleagues during the month of November in the Region.
” Recognition of hardship is not opposed to adapted equipment “, advances the agent of the Lycée Mistral. For him, reducing the working time of arduous trades is not in contradiction with the acquisition of machines requiring arduousness.
It recalls one of the national demands of the CGT: the 32-hour contract. ” A secretary who goes on a 32-year contract hours, we are not going to take away his chair because that would make his job even more difficulthe explains. So we also want machines for diving and cleaning, which also modifies the work. »
The Region has not yet responded to questions from The Marseillaisebut announced to do so in a few days.