The road unions obtained the opening, on Saturday, of 250 truck stops, they said after a telephone meeting on Wednesday with the Minister for Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari. “The announcement of the opening initially, from Saturday, of 250 truck stops by prefectural decrees from 6 pm to 10 am, for truck drivers, on presentation of their professional card (FCOS or FIMO), was welcomed. as a first victory for the working and hygienic conditions of these heroes, who ensure the continuity of the country’s economy ”, welcomed the unions in a press release.
An “offense to dignity”
“We think it’s already a good start because there were only 50 truck stops open during the first confinement. We will have a permanent interlocutor to adjust the relays that will need to be opened ”, reacted Thierry Douine, president of CFTC Transports.
The CFDT, CGT, FO, and CFTC transport unions protested last weekend against the closure of truck stops in a letter to the minister. They denounced an “offense to the dignity” of the drivers, while these relays provide “catering, parking during rest periods, decent sanitary facilities and a social life which they themselves qualify as a second family”.