Paris Bin Strike: Tonnes Of Rubbish Piles Up The Streets

Seema Rai
Seema Rai

Piles of rubbish bags and bins are overflowing in the capital of France-Paris. Abandoned by the locals and collectors on the streets, which is: not only destroying the beauty of the place. But it also serving as a meal for millions of rats and cockroaches along the city-which can be hazardous. The reason behind it- is the refusal of local collectors’ proposal. Which ended up in Bin Strike. Their proposal is to raise the pension age from 62 to 64, which is being turned down by the government. They also want a wage raise so that their pension is slightly larger.

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The City of Lights now looks much more like the City of Rubbish Bins. Tourists are complaining about the foul smell. Visitors travel to Paris for fairy-tale walks and renowned buildings, but uncollected trash caused by strikes against a pension reform is ruining the experience for many international visitors. According to city officials, the walkout has left 6,600 tonnes of garbage heaped up on sidewalks in roughly half of the capital.


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Municipal garbage collectors in Paris have been on strike since last week as part of a nationwide protest against the profoundly unpopular bill. Their proposal is to raise the retirement age and increase the contributions for a full pension.

“Strike action has primarily affected France’s capital Paris, but also waste collectors in other parts of the country, such as Rennes,” says The Local.

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