MARIGOT–Caisse Territoriale des Œuvres Scolaires (CTOS) wishes to inform parents whose children are enrolled for the school canteens and extracurricular activities that despite all the efforts and repeated requests to suspend the strike that began on January 30, the conflict is still ongoing, even if some strikers have resumed work. The canteens and extracurricular activities are still subject to disruption.
President of CTOS Pascale Alix-Laborde regrets that at this stage no agreement could be reached to allow the strikers to resume their normal work and operations. All proposals by the Collectivité and CTOS to meet the strikers’ demands have been rejected and attempts at conciliation with the UTC-UGTG union have so far failed.
“However, the negotiations have not yet been completed, and the social dialogue is being maintained by both parties. A second mediation will take place this week to find a way out of this conflict that has lasted too long for everyone,” the Collectivité said in its release.
“CTOS and the Collectivité deplore this situation which holds the school community as hostage. CTOS assures that it has done everything possible to ensure the school year started in the best possible conditions in view of this strike situation. There is a possibility of mobilizing volunteer teachers to look after students at the lunch break. The Caisse will communicate any significant progress.
“CTOS would like to apologize to the parents for the inconvenience caused and is doing its utmost to put in place alternative care solutions. For any information about each school, please contact the headmaster of the school concerned.”