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Several Parisian hospitals facing a strike by employees in charge of cleaning

2021-03-03T10:16:27.526Z

The strikers are protesting against a change of provider which, according to the Force Ouvrière union, undermines their rights.



The cleaning of several establishments of the Public Assistance-Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP) has been disrupted since Monday by a strike linked to a change of service provider, staff reproaching the Challancin company for its refusal to maintain their previous working conditions .

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Dumped trash cans

Intrusions and "

damage

" on one side, police officers and "

strikebreakers

" on the other: the tension is evident in several hospitals in the center and west of the capital, where the Challancin group has taken over the organic market. - cleaning on March 1st.

A new subcontractor who "

does not undertake to take over the staff as the texts provide

" and "

refuses to respect the negotiated site agreements

", according to FO-Propreté, while the CGT denounces an employer who "

shoots down the organization and working conditions

”.

After the first rallies on Monday, there were still many strikers on Tuesday.

The AP-HP has thus counted "

about 70

" at Cochin hospital, where "

degradation

" was observed, with "

dumping of garbage cans in the entrance, corridors, halls and on the public highway

" , but also an "

impediment to achieving a minimum service

".

At the Georges-Pompidou European hospital, after “

some clashes with non-strikers

” at the start of the day, “

the service could be provided at the end of the morning

”.

"Work done by other employees of the group"

At the Necker hospital, where the strikers had for a time “

blocked access to maintenance equipment

”, cleaning could be “

provided on part of the site

”.

But the pediatric establishment had to appeal to the police, present Tuesday morning to keep the demonstrators outside and "

let in strike breakers dispatched by Challancin

", according to FO.

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In several hospitals including Saint-Antoine, "

the work is done at night by other employees of the group, who work in the metro or as security agents

", says François Ngiangika secretary general of the CGT-Propreté Ile-de-France .

Contacted, the group based in Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis) did not respond to AFP's requests on Tuesday.

Source: lefigaro

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