Paris sanitation workers suspend strike threat ahead of Olympic Games

Paris garbage collectors lift strike notice, ensuring no rubbish piles during Olympics. A deal was reached, including a monthly allowance increase and bonuses for workers mobilized for the Games. The strike notice covering May and July-September has been lifted, preventing trash accumulation during the Olympics (July 26-August 11) and Paralympics (August 28-September 8).

PTI | Paris | Updated: 15-05-2024 17:13 IST | Created: 15-05-2024 17:13 IST
Paris sanitation workers suspend strike threat ahead of Olympic Games
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Paris garbage collectors have lifted the strike notice that threatened to leave the French capital facing piles of rubbish during the Olympic Games.

Paris City Hall said Wednesday it had sealed a deal with the workers and that the strike notice covering several days in May and a period from July to September 8 had been lifted.

The Paris Olympic Games will take place July 26-August 11, followed by the August 28-September 8 Paralympics.

"An increase in the allowance system has been approved: 50 euros (USD 54) gross per month from July 2024, then 30 euros (USD 32.5) gross per month from January 2025," Paris City Hall said in a statement.

In addition, the framework for bonuses for the workers who will be mobilised during the Olympic and Paralympic Games "remains between 600 euros (USD 650) and 1,900 euros (USD 2,060), depending on the degree of intensification of the workload during the preparation, organisation and/or participation in the staging" of the event.

Last year, thousands of tons of rubbish remained on the Paris streets during a long strike by garbage collectors protesting a reform of the French pension system.

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