Garbage collectors’ strike in Marseille: negotiations brought together unions and leaders

Garbage collectors’ strike in Marseille: negotiations brought together unions and leaders

Wednesday December 30 marks the 14th day of strike action for some of the garbage collectors in the city of Marseille. The strikers demand the departure of several directors, accused of harassment.

Garbage collectors' strike in Marseille: negotiations brought together unions and leaders

More than 1,000 tonnes of garbage are piling up in the streets of Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône). Wednesday, December 30, some of the city’s garbage collectors are still on strike after 14 days of mobilization. Waste accumulates in three districts. “In places, trucks have been tasked with collecting garbage where it becomes too dangerous, but the residents are fed up“, Explains journalist Paul Géli, on site. The employees of the Derichebourg company maintained their strike.

Wednesday morning negotiations

Negotiations are being held at this very moment with the main actors of the conflict, who have been meeting since this morning. Just before the meeting, the FO union, which represents the strikers, said it was rather confident because the metropolis of Aix-Marseille would have given them their support. (…) The keys to the negotiation are therefore in the hands of the directors of Derichebourg.“, Details the journalist live Wednesday at midday. The strikers demand the departure of several directors accused of harassment.