Garbage cans will continue to accumulate in the capital. This Tuesday morning, garbage collectors and cleaners of the City of Paris, mobilized against the pension reform project, voted to continue the strike "at least until March 20", during a general assembly on the incineration site of Ivry-sur-Seine, in the Val-de-Marne.

"We voted to extend the strike at least until March 20," said Julien Lejeune, sanitation supervisor at the Paris City Hall and CGT delegate, who holds the picket line at the Ivry-sur-Seine incinerator, while some 6,600 tons of waste were recorded in the capital on the 9th day of the strike.

Three incinerators and a shutdown transfer site

The municipal agents in charge of the cleanliness of the capital are determined not to give in to the pension reform project carried by the government.

In addition to Ivry, two other incinerators are also shut down, in Issy-les-Moulineaux (92) and Saint-Ouen (93), while the fourth, transfer site, located in Romainville (93), is saturated. The City of Paris, which manages the collection of household waste in half of the districts, said it was "in solidarity" with the social movement.

A position attacked by the Minister of Transport Clément Beaune who said Tuesday morning on France 2 expect the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo "to engage requisitions", a measure rejected by the City of Paris which ensures that this measure can only be taken legally "by the State".

Palliative measures for points of absolute urgency

Asked by journalists, the first deputy Emmanuel Grégoire wanted to be reassuring, saying that the City "puts in place palliative measures, such as the deployment of skips and caissons, to manage the points of absolute emergency" and that "it is more than the minimum service that is ensured".

Garbage collectors and sanitation workers, whose life expectancy is two years lower than the average of the French, should retire at 59 instead of the current 57 if the reform is voted.

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  • Paris
  • Strike
  • Pension reform 2023
  • Government
  • Anne Hidalgo