Strike of 7th March: Parisian Dustbin Workers also on Strike

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In Paris, Dustbin collectors are on Strike against the Pension reforms

SOCIAL STRUGGLE: Paris dustbin workers began to mobilise against the pension reform yesterday, and stopped waste collection in several districts of the capital

The Dustbin collectors of the City of Paris began strike action on Monday against the pension reform which will continue on Tuesday, a day of great mobilization, indicated the City of Paris and the CGT.

“ Waste collection and access to treatment sites have been disrupted since this morning in Paris due to the strike movement,” the town hall told AFP, according to which “several garages are affected, as is the incinerator. d’Ivry”, which covers part of Paris and its south-eastern suburbs.

The occupied Ivry waste incinerator

“In at least four arrondissements, the garbage cans have not been collected: the 6th, 14th, 17th and 20th arrondissements for the moment,” said Natacha Pommet, secretary general of the CGT public services, in the afternoon. 

A few dozen dustbin collectors have begun to occupy the waste incineration plant at Porte d’Ivry, said Régis Vieceli, general secretary of the CGT cleaning union (FTDNEEA).

“We are going to sleep there and from this evening, the employees of the factory will also be on strike”, he added, indicating that there was “no one who had returned since [the] morning”.

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