The buses and Mettis remained at the depot this Wednesday morning in the metropolitan area of Metz. A driver was assaulted the day before and the drivers decided to exercise their right of withdrawal. Traffic was to resume gradually from 8 am.
No bus or Mettis ran this morning on the Met ‘network in Metz Métropole. At 8 am, management announced a gradual resumption of lines and a return to normal throughout the network.
Shortly before 6 a.m., it indicated that the drivers were exercising their right of withdrawal following the assault on one of their own yesterday, Tuesday, September 21.
According to Rosalino Gomez, representative of the South union, joined by France Bleu Lorraine, a driver from Mettis was hit in the face by a user. The events took place around 10 a.m., near the Center Pompidou. The assailant accused the driver of a sudden brake application to avoid a vehicle. The perpetrator fled. The victim has three broken teeth.
At 8 am, management announced a gradual resumption of lines and a return to normal throughout the network.
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Rosalino Gomez deplores relations which are becoming more and more strained with certain users of transport in Metz, all the more since the health crisis. Already several days ago according to him, a driver wiped up sputum. “We need more staff, more controllers” asserts the union official.
This spontaneous movement comes on top of a pearl strike that disrupts the network every day during the month of September, at the call of the inter-union, for working conditions and wages. On the other hand, some school buses (provided by other operators) circulate.
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