Strike at the SNCF: CGT Railway Workers will Continue Strike Action in July

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The CGT railway workers will continue the strike at the SNCF in July

The strike at the SNCF, which will end on the 28th June, will be renewed by CGT railway union in July, announced its secretary general, Laurent Brun, Friday morning.

Laurent Brun, of the CGT railway workers, announced on Friday that the strike at the SNCF would “continue” in July, beyond the schedule of the groups of railway unons which had set the last day of the movement to the 28th June.

“We will continue in July,” he said on franceinfo the day of an important tripartite meeting (government, employers, unions) to develop the new railway collective agreement.

Round table with the government

” For how long? We’ll see. How? We’ll see. It is not a question of stopping the calendar, since the government wishes to go into force, “added the head of the first union organization at SNCF, the day after the adoption of the railway reform in Parliament.

“The strike, after 30 days of strike, it weighs heavily on families. So we have a debate on how to continue the fight while trying to preserve families on the cost of the strike, “he added.

A round table between government, employers and trade unions will be held from 14:00 to the Ministry of Transport to discuss the national collective agreement of the sector, an appointment called for by the Inter, who hopes that this is the first in a series , with government commitments to the key.


Transport Minister Élisabeth Borne has warned that the Friday afternoon meeting would be a “final tripartite round table” and that the state will not go there as a negotiator “but as an attentive observer. the smooth running of the discussions.

On Wednesday, the group of unions at the SNCF had warned the government that in case of tripartite meeting “unproductive”, it would decide “new” days of strike.

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