A garbage collectors’ strike has lasted for more than ten days in the city.
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The city of Marseille announces on Monday January 31 that it will mobilize “extraordinary means of derogation” in order to collect the surplus of garbage cans in the streets, caused by the garbage collectors’ strike which has lasted for more than ten days in the city. This is the third garbage collectors’ strike in four months in Marseille.
From this Tuesday, “Trucks will clear the bins where there is danger”announces the municipality in a press release, which adds that the PS mayor, Benoit Payan, informed the Prefect that he was going to exceptionally derogate from the law of local authorities and the distribution of powers between the City and the Metropolis.
“In an exceptional situation, an exceptional response”writes Benoit Payan, who mentions the risk of fires and pollution. “We have been facing a garbage crisis for four months which is taking on dangerous proportions: all the elements are in place to rush us towards a security and ecological drama”he worries. “I am obliged to take a unique decision for our city, to leave the legal framework to protect the Marseillaises and the Marseillais and our coast”concludes the mayor.
In an exceptional situation, an exceptional response!
Faced with dozens of garbage can fires and weather alerts, I informed the @Prefect13 that I am going to derogate from the right of communities to the distribution of powers between the City and the Metropolis.
— Benoit Payan (@BenoitPayan) January 31, 2022
The Force Ouvrière (FO) union believes that certain provisions of a previous agreement concluded at the end of December with the trade unions around the application of 35 hours, and in particular on Sunday bonuses, are not respected.