Since March 7 and the start of a renewable strike against the pension reform, waste has been accumulating in certain streets of the capital. 5,600 tonnes of waste had still not been collected on Monday March 13.
A different situation according to the districts. This is what Parisians have noticed in recent days, when 5,600 tonnes of waste had still not been collected in certain streets of the capital on Monday according to the town hall, since the municipal garbage collectors went on strike on March 7 against the pension reform.
And for good reason, according to the CGT 60% of municipal garbage collectors are still on strike, and three incineration plants at the gates of the capital, those of Ivry-sur-Seine, Issy-les-Moulineaux and Saint-Ouen , are also at a standstill, explaining these overflowing trash cans in certain neighborhoods, sometimes aligned over the entire width of the sidewalks.
A hybrid organization
Thus, naturally, the districts most affected are those which depend on the Direction of the cleanliness of water (DPE): “the municipal services ensure the collection in the 2nd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 17th, and 20th, the collection of the other districts is carried out by private companies”, indicates the town hall of Paris on its site.
For the other sectors, the company Pizzorno, for example, deals with waste from the 15e arrondissement, Sepur du 13eUrban cleanliness of 11e and 19e and Derichebourg of the 18e10e7e1er3e and 4e boroughs. Among them, only one is on strike.
Indeed, the employees of the Pizzorno company, which also collects waste from several municipalities in Val-de-Marne, blocked access to one of the depots for dump trucks the day before.
The CGT recalls that garbage collectors and drivers can currently claim retirement at 57 without bonus, an age pushed back to 59 if the reform is adopted.