France - Rail talks enter new stage - June 30, 2016

After 19 hours of tense negotiations there was hope that the rail strikes would be called off. SNCF workers have been striking partly in opposition to the labour reforms but also and chiefly in a bid to improve their own working conditions. Following the lengthy negotiations an agreement was drawn up on the thorny issue of the working week, which SNCF hopes will be signed by strikers as soon as possible.

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