The garbage collectors of the Perpignan Metropolis (Pyrénées-Orientales) have ended their strike that had been initiated by the CGT on Friday February 9. The nine-day strike had paralyzed garbage collection in the city, but the crisis has now been resolved during a negotiation with Robert Vila, the president of Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole.
The negotiations took place on Friday evening and lasted an hour and a half with four representatives of the striking staff, although the general secretary of the CGT was unable to participate in the decisive interview. The strikers obtained a significant concession, including a bonus of 100 euros per month.
The two partners are given until March 19 to initial an agreement after the budgetary decision will be adopted by the assembly of the Metropolis. The days of strike will not be paid, but deductions will be spread out over time. The real return to work will take place this Monday, February 12, with all teams.
Robert Vila stated that he was satisfied with the outcome of the negotiations and that he hoped that this agreement would mark a turning point for workers’ rights in Perpignan. He also expressed his gratitude to citizens for their patience during these difficult times and thanked them for their understanding and cooperation in keeping our city clean and healthy.