NEGOTIATIONS A memorandum of understanding was signed between the city of Lyon and the strikers, who however did not obtain a salary increase
The heating engineers' strike has ended in Lyon. — ROMAIN DOUCELIN/SIPA
- The strike by heating engineers in Lyon ended on Tuesday afternoon with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the city and the unions.
- The heating had not been turned on in nurseries and classrooms, where temperatures sometimes dropped to 10°C.
- The strikers, however, did not obtain the wage increases they wanted claimed.
The heating engineers' strike, which began on 2 November at Lyon to demand an increase in wages and staff, ended on Tuesday after the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the city, announced. the municipality. “The heating should therefore be restored in municipal establishments,” said the town hall in a press release.
The strike movement of the heating engineers, led by by the CGT, had delayed the commissioning of the heating of the buildings of the city, in particular in the primary schools and the nurseries of the city, pushing the city of Lyon to; requisition agents to restore heating on November 8.
No salary increase
After a meeting on Monday bringing together Laurent Bosetti, deputy mayor of Lyon delegate; to Promotion of public services, and representatives of the agents of the technical management of buildings, “a constructive exchange” made it possible “to lead to a memorandum of understanding” Tuesday, said the municipality.
The heating engineers and electricians demanded a salary increase of 200 euros in order to enhance their diplomas, while the difference in salary is 30% with the private sector. , as well as a full complement.
””They haven’t been satisfied from a salary point of view,” but “we hope that we will find other solutions to improve their working conditions, during meetings with the town hall which will be organized once a week at from Friday, confided; the general secretary CGT city of Lyon Sébastien Douillet.