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Strike in Île-de-France: Monday, traffic will be "heavily disrupted" on some lines

2021-06-21T23:28:55.647Z

Train drivers will be on strike Monday to protest against opening up the sector to competition. SNCF advises to “postpone” your journeys.



Return to normal life.

The traffic in Île-de-France of the RER D and J, L, R lines of the SNCF “

will be severely disrupted

” Monday, the day of the train drivers' strike, the group warned on Twitter on Thursday.

The railway company advises travelers to "

postpone

" their journeys.

These first traffic forecasts are published while the drivers of RER and suburban trains will still be able to declare themselves strikers on Friday and Saturday.

Read also: SNCF: the CGT calls for a strike on Thursday, July 1

They are called to stop work by several unions because "

the cup is full

", protests in a SUD-Rail leaflet, joined along the lines by the CGT, Unsa and CFDT.

Monday, the "

anger

" of the drivers "will be

expressed in a coordinated and massive way

" on "

all lines

" of Transilien (public transport network in Île-de-France), warns SUD-Rail in another leaflet.

Demands on opening up to competition

This call to strike relays demands that may vary depending on the line, but their common point, "

is the opening up to competition

" and the reorganizations already made in view of future calls for tenders, according to Fabien Dumas, secretary Federal of SUD-Rail. "

Nothing is done to reassure us, there is no guarantee for the railway workers,

" he denounced.

The unions of the different lines have decided "

to

strike

all on the same day

" to hamper the replacement of strikers by other drivers, explained Fabien Villedieu of SUD-Rail. "

Even if there are very local demands

", which can change "

depending on the deposits, behind all that

", there is "

the opening to competition

", he added.

Source: lefigaro

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