France -Rail strike against proposed reforms -June 15, 2014

Trade unions CGT and Sud called a national rail strike. The strike comes as Parliament discusses a draft bill proposing a merger of the two companies operating the railway system, the SNCF and RFF, and to allow competition on the tracks.

Trade unions CGT and Sud called a national rail strike. The strike comes as Parliament discusses a draft bill proposing a merger of the two companies operating the railway system, the SNCF and RFF, and to allow competition on the tracks. Trade unions have argued the reform will not achieve its stated goal of dealing with the company’s 40 billion euro debt and that any cost-cutting will be done at the expense of workers’ rights and jobs.

English: http://www.thelocal.fr/20140615/french-rail-strike-to-enter-fifth-day

http://www.english.rfi.fr/visiting-france/20140604-french-railway-workers-set-strike ...

 

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