France - Rail strikes against reform plans continue - April 30, 2018

Railway workers went on strike in reaction to plans to reform the rail system and cut rail workers special employment rights. One of the fears expressed by the unions is that the rail system will be privatised (see our January and March newsletter). Railway staff have walked out two days out of five since the start of the strikes in the beginning of April. The government has claimed to push through the reform plans ‘to the very end’. A poll suggests that the majority of public back plans to reform debt-ridden state rail operator and public support for the strike seems to be relatively modest.

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