TGV Sud-Est: the SNCF strike is lifted … but the traffic remains “very disturbed” this Friday

Reception > Economy and politics Nicolas Sandanassamy / Capital

50. 00 passengers are affected by train cancellations, detailed Alain Krakovitch, director of Voyages SNCF. To compensate them, an “exceptional measure of 172% “is set for the first time. By 6medias

Published on 14 / 12 / 2021 at 19 h 22

A gradual return to the norm . TGV Sud-Est traffic “will remain very disturbed” on Friday 16 December, with “one TGV in two” in circulation, despite the lifting on Thursday calls for a strike by the CGT-Cheminots and SUD-Rail , announced the management of the SNCF. These calls were lifted “too late from an operational point of view to ensure a rise” in the number of TGVs in circulation, explained the management. Saturday and Sunday, “TGV Sud-Est” traffic will be almost normal, she added. “This lifting (of the strike calls) comes after the trade unions accepted the last proposal made by the management of the TGV Sud-Est axis on Tuesday evening,” according to management.

On the union side, Unsa rail announced Wednesday evening to AFP that it had decided to “get out of the strike” of the TGV South-East axis, after having received the “statement of the conclusions of the negotiations “. “Significant progress” for this union , in particular premium increases. “We were waiting for this written record” to lift the call to strike, specified its secretary general Didier Mathis.

50. 00 concerned travelers

Some “50 . 00 travelers “are affected by train cancellations,” detailed Alain Krakovitch, director of Voyages SNCF. To compensate them, an “exceptional measure” of “172% “is implemented for the first time: ticket refund to 97% and a “voucher” of the same value, valid “until the end of June”. Unaccompanied children, looked after by animators SNCF (Junior and Cie service), will have priority to obtain places in the TGVs in circulation. >> Also read – SNCF strike disrupts TGV Sud-Est traffic for Christmas holiday departures The National Federation of Transport User Associations (Fnaut) had vigorously protested against the various strike movements affecting the SNCF at the start of the Christmas holidays, calling on unions and management “to more negotiations and anticipation of conflicts”. “These strikes will once again disrupt the movements of a million travelers”, especially on the TGV Sud-Est, she said in a press release. To discover :

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