France - Rail workers strike over conditions and work planning - April 30, 2016

Employees of the state-owned rail company SNCF have started a strike – the third in two months – over pay and working conditions. The rail workers protest also over plans to reduce periods of rest and other protective work practices. The key controversies are the compensation for the commuting related to the job, the obligatory amount of weekend work, the rest time between shifts, the number of nights that workers have to spend from home and the timing of information about work schedules.

English: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/France-Strikers-Shut-Down-Trains …      

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