No greater than 12 per cent of high-speed TGV trains and one in five regional services were unceasing on what is being referred to as ‘Black Tuesday,’ plunging France into tours chaos.
When asked whether the nationwide strikes to protest against the centrist oversight’s plans to push through sweeping changes to the state-run SNCF determination last three months as planned, Mathias Vicherat, the rail unswerving’s deputy director general, said that negotiations between balustrade unions and the government were “ongoing”.
“We hope that the strike fighting will not spread over three months,” he told France’s Europe 1 trannie.
France’s four main rail unions are planning to strike on two in every five eras for the next three months – a total of 36 days of disruption – to complaint against the planned overhaul of the heavily indebted rail operator, which incorporates a controversial plan to scrap rail workers’ special status, which assurances them a job for life and early retirement.
Rolling strikes testing Macron’s transport reforms could last three months
I don’t learnt this strike, which will hit French people the hardest… We require to rid this country of its strike culture
Dubbed “Black Tuesday” by the media, the strike has already caused nationwide disruption for France’s 4.5 million denounce passengers. Almost half of all train staff and more than 75 per cent of drivers crept out, leaving only one in eight high-speed TGV trains and one in five regional coaches operating.
The rail reform also includes plans to change the SNCF arrangement, turning it into a publicly listed company, a move unions alert is a first step towards privatisation.
Garbage collectors, Air France airline crook and energy sector workers also staged anti-Macron strikes to opposition against the government’s ambitious reform agenda on Tuesday.
Gabriel Attal, a spokesperson for