SNCF strike notice for the first weekend of the Christmas holidays

This notice concerns the south-eastern axis of the SNCF from 10 to 19 December. It could be renewed during the following weekends.

Complicated departures for the hundreds of thousands of French people who will take the train for the Christmas holidays?

According to RTL , Sud-Rail, CGT and UNSA have indeed submitted a strike notice of 17 in 17 December (i.e. the first weekend of holidays) on the south-eastern axis. Information confirmed to BFMTV by Sud Rail.

The unions intend to put pressure on the management and obtain salary increases while the branch negotiations are taking place at the moment.

“A dispute with the SNCF”

“We have a dispute with the SNCF. For two years we have Working in the middle of the Covid period and we did not have a Covid bonus. This dispute has turned into anger. The question of remuneration does not only concern the railway workers. The management still has a few days to negotiate and make proposals and if it play rotting, we will be on strike, “Fabien Villedieu, South Rail union delegate, told RTL.

This strike could be repeated the following weekends, for his part plans ‘Unsa.

The south-eastern axis serves from Paris the cities of Dijon, Besançon, Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Nice, Marseille and Perpignan.

Let us recall that the ors of the previous holidays of All Saints’ Day last November, the CGT-Cheminots, SUD-Rail and CFDT-Cheminots unions had called on TGV Atlantique drivers to also strike for the first weekend of departures. It was a question of protesting against their working conditions and their salaries. 8 trains on 10 had finally run.

Gaëtane Meslin with Olivier Chicheportiche