Hundreds of tonnes of garbage continued to accumulate in Marseille on Monday, on the 12th day of the strike by some of the garbage collectors, despite a requisition order taken by the police headquarters.
There is no way out of the crisis, the employees refused this requisition,
" we commented Monday in the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis, responsible for collecting garbage in the second city in France.
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According to figures from the Bouches-du-Rhône police headquarters on Monday, “
more than 900 tonnes of waste could not be collected
” since the start of this movement, especially in the historic Panier district, in the heart of Marseille, and in the popular north of the city.
While waiting for the situation to unblock and for the garbage collectors of Polyceo, a subsidiary of Derichebourg, to resume work in these 2nd, 15th and 16th arrondissements where they are responsible for waste treatment, the metropolis announced the deposit Monday and Tuesday of eight dumpsters in the most affected areas, "
so that residents are no longer forced to throw their garbage cans on the public highway
In the meantime, penalties for lack of minimum service have been applied in Derichebourg since the start of the movement, at the rate of 1,500 euros per day.
Conflict with the director and his deputy
Among the some 200 employees of Derichebourg-Polyceo, on strike since December 17 to obtain "
" from the director of the company's Marseille site and his deputy, accused of "
", there is no question of putting an end to the movement.
The situation is still at the same point, the activity is at zero, even if they tried to play the requisition card
," assured Lionel Martini, FO union representative of the company's Marseille site, at the AFP: "
But it is impossible to requisition employees from the private sector, even if they perform a public service mission
", he argued, announcing an appeal for interim relief against this decree before the administrative court of Marseille.
As for the minimum service, it is well carried out, in nursing homes for example, assures the unionist, explaining that the strikers are asking for a round table with representatives of the metropolis and Derichebourg.
This conflict is solely due to the fact that "
a certain number of these employees do not wish to be subject to the rules of a normal company
," Emmanuel Brun, managing director of Poly-Environnement, parent company of Polyceo.