Perpignan Metropolis (Pyrénées-Orientales) garbage collectors have ended their nine-day strike, which began on February 9th and was initiated by the CGT. The strike, which included night and day occupation of access to the center Perpignan technique, has now come to an end following a negotiation with Robert Vila, the president of Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole, on Friday evening.
During the negotiations, which lasted for over an hour and a half, four representatives of the striking staff discussed issues such as wage increases. As a result of these discussions, the strikers were able to secure a bonus of 100 euros per month. The two partners are given until March 19th to finalize an agreement after the budgetary decision will be adopted by the assembly of the Metropolis. While the days of strike will not be paid, the deductions will be spread out over time.
The real return to work will take place this Monday, February 12th, with all teams reinforced by executives and department heads ready to clear several hundred tons of waste accumulated everywhere, particularly in the city center.