Fourth day of the strike at the SNCF starts on Wednesday 18th April

Fourth Strike at the SNCF: Traffic Forecasts for this Wednesday

General News

This Wednesday 18th April, the unions call again to strike at the SNCF. Traffic will be very disrupted, with one TGV out of three, and two TER and Transiliens out of five.

Here we go again. The railway workers are again called to the strike at the SNCF, this Wednesday 18th April, for the fourth episode since the beginning of the movement, announced until June 28 . SNCF announces a still very disturbed traffic. 

The forecasts : 

  • A TGV on three
  • Two TERs out of five
  • Two Transilians out of five
  • One in four Intercités
  • Four out of five Eurostar
  • One Lyria out of three
  • “Almost normal” Thalys traffic

Passage “in force” denounced

For its part, the National Assembly is preparing to widely adopt in first reading the draft railway reform law, contested by the left and finally approved by LR after some delays. Defended as “indispensable” by the executive, which promised to go “at the end” despite social movements, the reform is sharply criticized by the deputies of the left of the left, in unison with the unions.

The unions denounced a passage “in force” with this first parliamentary stage. The CGT, the union force at the SNCF, called for a “very high level” strike on Wednesday and Thursday, during the new mobilization episode during the school holidays.

At the call of SUD-Rail, a hundred railway workers, joined by students, gathered at the beginning of the afternoon in front of the Ministry of Transport, where new bilateral meetings are planned. “We do not care about the vote. We want to do as with the CPE (first job contract in 2006 ed) which was voted but not applied, “said several of them.

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