France - Rail strikes continue during summer holidays - June 30, 2018

Two out of the four trade unions that led the strikes since early April have decided to continue the action, even though the cause of their protests - president Emmanuel Macron's rail reforms - have been voted through parliament and signed into law. The unions see the abolition of the rail reform as their objective and think the only way they have a chance is by striking. During the last three months the participation rate of rail workers in the rolling strikes has decreased to the point when on the final day of the strike only 32 percent of train drivers participated. The two unions that will continue to their strike during the summer, the CGT Cheminots and Sud Rail, together represent 51% of the rail workers.

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