Perpignan Metropolis (Pyrénées-Orientales) garbage collectors have ended their nine-day strike, initiated by the CGT on Friday February 9. The strike, which paralyzed garbage collection in the city, will take at least two weeks for the teams to clear several hundred tons of waste accumulated everywhere, particularly in the city center.
The strikers found a way out of the crisis during a negotiation with Robert Vila, the president of Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole in person. The discussions 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 the opening of a sequence of discussions on the increase in wages, notably via the decision to grant 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 the deductions will be spread out over time. The real return to work will take place this Monday, February 12, with all teams.