Pensions: SNCF unions ask to continue the renewable strike
CGT-Cheminots, Unsa-Ferroviaire, SUD-Rail and CFDT-Cheminots also invite railway employees to “multiply joint actions and initiatives from this weekend in all territories”, after the activation of 49.3 decided on Thursday by the government.
The four unions representing the SNCF called on Friday to “maintain the renewable strike” which began on March 7 and to “act massively on March 23” to oppose the pension reform.
CGT-Cheminots, Unsa-Ferroviaire, SUD-Rail and CFDT-Cheminots also invite railway workers to “multiply joint actions and initiatives from this weekend in all territories”, after the activation of the 49.3 decided on Thursday by the government, considered “yet another arm of honor to the social movement”. “It is an admission of weakness and it is to be attributed to the mobilization”, however the inter-union welcomed.
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Various actions are planned over the weekend in front of prefectures and deputies’ offices throughout France. On Friday, according to a union source, there was about 4% of employees on strike at SNCF, with mobilization reaching 27% among drivers, 11% among controllers and 8% among switchers .
Two thirds of the TGVs and half of the regional trains were running on Friday than usual, on the eleventh day of the renewable strike.
“The level of strikers is still high compared to the duration of the movement,” said Didier Mathis, general secretary of Unsa-Ferroviaire. “The climax is scheduled for Thursday, March 23, unless a motion of censure against the government is adopted or the reform is withdrawn,” he said.