The tons of garbage scattered in Paris are more the result of the blockades than the garbage collectors’ strike – RT in French
While more than 10,000 tonnes of garbage litter the streets of Paris, the capital’s police chief has requisitioned cleaning agents, a small part of whom are on strike against the pension reform.
France 24 announces on March 17 a French capital under 10,000 tons of uncollected garbage. Dirt that is officially explained by the strike of Parisian garbage collectors against the pension reform. Gold, The Parisian affirms that there would have been only 6.2% of strikers on March 16. The mayor of Paris confirmed this figure.
The daily learned from anonymous sources within the management of cleanliness and water of the City of Paris that activists were blocking the premises where the collection machines were parked. On the evening of March 16, the prefect of police asked the city’s cleaning service to evacuate the waste. Despite the garbage piling up, the government says via Gérald Darmanin on RTL on March 17, that the requisition of agents “works”.
Except that another difficulty would explain this situation: the blocking of the incinerators.
In Ivry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne), one of Syctom’s largest incineration sites was unblocked by the police on March 17. But she has since retired. As noted by AFP, access to the factory as to the two garbage truck garages is still blocked. And according to the CGT, 95% of the employees of the site, as well as all the drivers of the adjoining garages were on strike on March 17. And the announcement of the use of 49.3 did not help the return to normal.