The garbage collectors in Perpignan Metropolis (Pyrénées-Orientales) have ended their strike, which lasted for nine days. This was a result of the CGT’s initiation of the strike on Friday, February 9. The strike had paralyzed garbage collection throughout the city, leading to a significant backlog of waste accumulation.
The striking workers found a way out of the crisis during negotiations with Robert Vila, the president of Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole in person, on Friday evening. The discussions lasted for an hour and a half with four representatives from the striking staff, although unfortunately the general secretary of the CGT was unable to participate in the decisive interview.
As a result of these negotiations, the strikers were able to obtain several concessions. One such concession was an increase in wages, including a bonus of 100 euros per month. The two partners have been given until March 19 to initial an agreement after the budgetary decision will be adopted by the assembly of the Metropolis. However, it has been decided that the days of strike will not be paid but rather spread out over time.
The real return to work will take place this Monday, February 12, with all teams fully operational once again.