The garbage collectors of Castres (Tarn) have been on strike for three weeks for better working conditions and to demand better remuneration. For its part, the community of municipalities believes that this would involve increasing taxes.
For three weeks, the garbage collectors of Castres (Tarn) have been on strike and garbage has been piling up in the streets. The trucks are blocked at the depot: the strikers are demanding better working conditions, the integration of fixed-term contracts, and the tripling of their annual bonus. “When we look at our salaries, we ask for 30 euros more per month, we say to ourselves that maybe they can give it to us, make that effort to show us that they value us“, Launches one of them, when another explains“that in terms of advantages, we have nothing“.
The community of municipalities does not want to increase taxes
The community of municipalities has promised 16.60 euros per month and per person, and does not want to go any further: increasing the garbage collectors would mean increasing many other agents, and elected officials ”do not want increased taxation“, According to Pascal Bugis, president of the community of municipalities.