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Garbage collectors and sewer workers in Paris are on strike for an unlimited period

2020-11-18T08:27:28.363Z

The movement was followed 20% by the direction of the cleanliness and affects the collection to about 50% in the capital.



The garbage collectors and sewer workers of Paris went on strike

"renewable and indefinite"

Tuesday, November 17 and demand the "

remunicipalisation of the missions entrusted to private companies" as

well as the improvement of their working conditions while the second wave of Covid-19 hits France.

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"

Twenty percent of cleanliness and sewer workers are now on strike,

" declared Colombe Brossel, the deputy mayor responsible for the cleanliness of public spaces.

This strike movement affected “

garbage collection by around 50%,”

said the Paris city hall in a press conference.

The municipality is mobilizing to deploy teams

"to catch up as best as possible

(...)

what remains".

The garbage collectors and sewer workers of Paris responded to the call of the CGT-FTDNEEA union (Waste treatment, cleaning, water, sewer, sanitation), after a notice filed on November 5.

In the afternoon, the strikers dumped waste on avenue de France, in front of the Parisian cleanliness headquarters.

"

We invaded the premises with the intention of staying several days in the place if our demands do not succeed

", declared Régis Vieceli, CGT delegate, to the newspaper

Le Parisien

.

Negotiations have been underway for several days and should continue.

Source: lefigaro

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