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SNCF: 94.97% of the Railway Workers Who Took Part in the Vote are Against the Reform

The vote organized by the unions on the question of the reform of the SNCF could not be more clear: 94.7% of the votes are against this reform, with a participation of 61.15%.

The vote organized by the unions on the question of the reform of the SNCF could not be more clear: 94.7% of the votes are against this reform, with a participation of 61.15%. The unions now prepares “an initiative to challenge parliamentarians on the 29th May, while the debate in open session will begin in the Senate.

The railway workers voted 94.97% of the votes against the SNCF reform during the vote organized by the unions in the company while the railway workers are called to the 21st day of strike since early April . The participation in this internal consultation, launched on the 14th May by the all of the unions that represent the railway workers, the CGT, Unsa, SUD and CFDT and without legal value, reached 61.15%, according to the CGT Cheminots. The poll, closed on Tuesday night, has been described as a “petition” by the government and SNCF management. 

Your action, which had been extended to “allow the greatest number of railway workers to vote” , was  “very successful, including among the management and despite the obstacles of management” , according to L aurent Brun, Secretary General of the CGT Cheminots. . There are “a lot of voters” , “more than we could have imagined” , but “some institutions or some directions refuse the physical presence of the polls in the premises of the company” , he noted.

The unions will meet this Wednesday afternoon to “dig their claims” and “determine an initiative to challenge parliamentarians on the 29th May, day of the beginning of the debate in the Senate in open session.”



The unions “notes that despite the passage of time, the mobilization remains very strong with 32.5% of strikers May 14 according to the own figures of the direction SNCF,” said Laurent Brun, citing the final figures of the rate of strikers Monday (against 27.58% in the middle of the morning).

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