The garbage workers of Perpignan (Pyrenees-Orientales) ended their nine-day strike on Friday, February 9, which was initiated by the CGT. The strike involved a night and day occupation of the approach to the center of Perpignan by technique. It will take at least two weeks for the teams, reinforced by executives and heads of departments, to clear several hundred tons of waste that had piled up everywhere, especially in the city center.
The strikers found a way out of the crisis during negotiations with Robert Villa, the president of Perpignan Mediterraneo Metropol on Friday evening. Talks lasted an hour and a half with four representatives from the strike headquarters, although the general secretary of the CGT could not participate in the decisive interview.
The strikers were granted an opportunity to negotiate on salary increases, primarily with the decision to award a bonus of 100 euros per month. The two partners have until March 19 to initial the agreement after the decision on the budget is adopted by the Metropolitan Assembly. Strike days will not be paid, but deductions will be spread over time. The real return to work will be this Monday, February 12, with all teams.