The SNCF strike call maintained for the TGV Sud-Est, traffic “very degraded” expected this weekend

While several strike calls had been launched Tuesday on various SNCF networks, the management announced, Wednesday, December 15, that negotiations with the SUD-Rail, CGT and UNSA unions had failed concerning the TGV Sud-Est, anticipating traffic “Very degraded” from Friday, for the first weekend of the Christmas holidays. Forecasts must be published ” 17 hours “.

The direction “Regrets that the negotiations carried out for several days (…) did not make it possible to avoid the social movement at this stage ” and “Stay tuned”, she said. The latter “Responded positively to the requests formulated by the trade unions [qui] choose to maintain “ of their strike notice, she added. The unions demand the improvement of working conditions, hiring to compensate for a shortage of staff, wage increases or even “A Covid bonus”.

Other calls to strike in the territory

Government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Monday he hoped “Minimize the impact of this strike for the French as much as possible”. “They want to be able to get together with their family at Christmas. We don’t particularly want to be on crowded trains during the Covid period because there are fewer trains to get around ”, Mr. Attal had added on Franceinfo.

Negotiations are still underway regarding strike calls on the TGV Sud-Ouest. In Occitania, the UNSA-Ferroviaire, SUD-Rail and the CFDT-Cheminots are calling on the controllers to strike on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from this weekend as well. Identical scenario for the TER of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, where the CFDT, SUD-Rail and UNSA have filed the same type of notice over three days from Friday. The employees of TGV Atlantique are called to strike by SUD-Rail ” from “ Friday.

The World with AFP