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Nantes: the garbage collectors' strike continues, the opposition demands financial compensation for the inhabitants


While their Parisian colleagues have decided to lift their movement on Wednesday, Nantes garbage collectors will continue their mobilization against the pension reform at least until Friday.

Le Figaro Nantes

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In the streets of Nantes, piles of waste continue to grow.

The request of the municipality to the inhabitants to keep, if possible, the garbage cans "

at home or at least to protect them from the weather

", becomes less and less tenable after three weeks of strike by the garbage collectors.

The community, too, is faced with difficulties because of the collections carried out

“on a case-by-case basis”

according to the issues of





On March 21, it acknowledged to Le


that it had to store waste on sites not intended for this purpose.

Unlike Paris, where the garbage collectors announced that they would lift their movement on Wednesday, the situation should continue for a few more days in the City of the Dukes.

The odors will therefore continue to spread.

In addition to strikers and walkouts, "

we have 18 sites blocked normally until Friday

," explains Jérôme Cherré, secretary general of CGT Nantes Métropole.

These blockages, which began on March 7, include those of the city's three main collection centers (Janvraie, Great Britain and Etier) but also other services in Nantes Métropole such as the graffiti brigade responsible for erasing graffiti. on the walls.

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Risk of getting stuck

We are not happy to leave a city center like that.

We usually work every day to get it clean.

But as long as Mr. Macron has not decided to remove this reform and as long as there is gratuitous violence, it will not be possible

, ”continues the trade unionist.

Very upset, he says that during the demonstration on Tuesday, some of his colleagues who wanted to go back to work in their truck repair warehouse were beaten by CRS.

One of them - "

someone non-violent

" - even ended up in the emergency room, according to him.

The conflict could thus continue to get bogged down.

What anger even more the opposition of the right and the center.

A few days ago, its members had already written to the prefect to ask him to set up a minimum service.

Tuesday evening, the Better living group in Nantes split a new claim: to obtain financial compensation for the inhabitants.

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End of inadmissibility


Nantes have continued to pay for a public service that is not effective for three weeks

," he denounces.

Yet with each passing day, the people of Nantes continue to pay the

household waste collection tax, a tax which increased in 2022


Faced with this reality, the president of the group, Senator LR Laurence Garnier, asks that the inhabitants "

be reimbursed the amount equivalent to this period


In her words,

"it would be a strong measure of social justice which she

[Johanna Rolland, mayor of Nantes, editor's note]

continues to promote"


Contacted by

Le Figaro,

the municipality disagrees.

She assures that waste collection

“will be done well”


If she conceives

"a mismatch"

, the service

"will be rendered".

As for the tax for the removal of household waste, it would like to point out that it is

"a tax whose revenue is allocated to the prevention, collection and treatment of waste as well as to the development of services, such as the reuse and recovery of waste and not invoicing for collection”


This is what is called an end of inadmissibility.

Source: lefigaro

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