The garbage collectors of Perpignan Metropolis (Pyrénées-Orientales) have ended their strike, which lasted for nine days. The strike was initiated by the CGT on Friday February 9 and resulted in a halt of garbage collection. The negotiations with Robert Vila, the president of Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole, were successful and led to an agreement.
The discussions took place on Friday evening and lasted for an hour and a half with four representatives from the striking staff, although the general secretary of the CGT was unable to participate in the decisive interview. As a result of these negotiations, the strikers obtained 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, the days of strike will not be paid but the deductions will be spread out over time. This Monday, February 12, marks the real return to work with all teams.