Cholet. Firefighters protest at Sainte-Barbe

On this day of Sainte-Barbe, firefighters in Cholet expressed their dissatisfaction. In question, problems of manpower.


On this day of Sainte-Barbe, firefighters in Cholet expressed their dissatisfaction. In question, problems of manpower.

The ceremony of Sainte-Barbe turned out in Cholet this Saturday, December 1st. It is 10:30 am at the Cholet barracks, when it should begin. Firefighters turn their backs on elected officials, including Gilles Bourdouleix, Mayor of Cholet, and Denis Mass├ęglia, MP Maine-et-Loire. Patrice Braud, President of Sdis, was particularly targeted by the action of firefighters.

"It's not acceptable, we're not there for these puppets," the capital criticizes, who quickly left the scene.

Protest against downsizing

The reason for their act? Fire soldiers continue to sound the alarm about lack of staff, to no avail, they say. "It's still down, exclaims Yann Leroux, sergeant-chef. We want to push the hierarchy to review the operational coverage. "

As for Denis Mass├ęglia, he remained on the spot. "I'm sorry there was no ceremony," he says. If he then went to talk with them, the member admits to "lack of marbles" , to decide more on the subject that agitates the barracks.

REF: https://www.ouest-france.fr/pays-de-la-loire/cholet-49300/cholet-les-pompiers-manifestent-lors-de-la-sainte-barbe-6103394