On this eve of the occasion, Franck Méterreau considered taking his drill and taking out the picket panels. His company, Connectt Intérim, specializing in trade and building, is positioned on Quai de la Fosse, on the parade route, and the supervisor is within the entrance row: “We see them, they’re ready. They arrive with their basket of cobblestones, their cart full of empty glass bottles.”
On February 11, thugs attacked Franck Méterreau’s company. The entrance door was smashed, workplaces and computer systems had been ransacked. The quantity of the harm quantities to greater than 6,000 euros. Fortunately it was a Saturday, the workers weren’t working. However since then, at every demonstration, Franck Méterreau stands in entrance of the door. And he has all the things deliberate, simply in case: “Behind the door, I’ve a pickaxe deal with and a powder extinguisher. And I preserve the again door open to get out if generally there’s actually a crowd motion.”
The 2 workers had been working in fleece this winter
For the reason that company was vandalized, Julie and Arada, the 2 workers, work at home on protest days. And the remainder of the time, they work behind a heavy picket door. This winter, they had been fleece and now they’re very heat. “It is a particular surroundings”explains Julia. “With our palisades, individuals now not come. There, a gentleman has simply returned however he thought it was closed.” Connectt Intérim has gone from round thirty visits per week to round ten.
The Quai de la Fosse has turn into a row of palisades. As Julie says, “it is true that we do not know if the branches are open, understanding that the one subsequent to us is closed. Pit. At one level, it is an overflow. Folks go away.”
“We nonetheless have this picture of slave merchants”
Franck Méterreau, who has labored in non permanent work for 22 years, finds it very unfair that temp businesses are focused: “We nonetheless have this picture of ‘slave merchants’, of exploiters. I used to be instructed this over the last demonstration: ‘You make individuals work on the minimal wage, you might be profiteers, you earn cash on our backs’. We nonetheless have this picture when non permanent work is now not what we knew within the 80s.
The director of Connectt Interim in Nantes even asserts that almost all of non permanent staff immediately are higher paid than inside workers. “And that additionally creates difficulties on building websites, in corporations. Since immediately in the marketplace there’s a lack of workers, so non permanent staff have a tendency to barter their wage”explains Franck Méterreau.
The Quai de la Fosse has turn into “the assembly place for scrapyards”
Anyway, for Julie, “those that break will not be essentially those that push the door of temp businesses”. Alternatively, the Quai de la Fosse has turn into for the worker “the junkyard assembly place”. And she or he provides: “The Metropolis has repaired the billboards, lights, cobblestones. It was completed final weekend, it is all stunning, model new and demonstration tomorrow. We’ll take inventory of the harm.”
Et Julie fears the worst… due to the climate : “The solar is out, will probably be scorching. Folks shall be thirsty and can drink lots. So they are going to nonetheless be motivated to interrupt as a result of alcohol doesn’t assist. I am unable to look ahead to it to cease!”exclaims the Connectt Interim worker.