Perpignan Metropolis (Pyrénées-Orientales) garbage collectors have ended their strike, which lasted nine days and was initiated by the CGT on Friday February 9. The strike had paralyzed garbage collection in the city.
The negotiations with Robert Vila, the president of Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole, took place on Friday evening and lasted an hour and a half. Four representatives of the striking staff participated in the discussions, although the general secretary of the CGT was unable to attend.
The strikers were able to resolve the crisis during these negotiations and obtained several concessions. One of the main concessions was a decision to grant a bonus of 100 euros per month to increase wages. The two partners have until March 19 to initial an agreement after the budgetary decision will be adopted by the assembly of the Metropolis.
Although 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 12, with all teams reinforced by executives and department heads ready to clear several hundred tons of waste accumulated everywhere, particularly in the city center.