Are the controllers on the trains going to obstruct the sanitary pass?
The SUD-Rail union called on the railway workers "not to carry out checks on health passes" which will become necessary from August to travel on TGV, Intercity trains and international trains from France.
The union asks the agents to carry out only “their only missions of security and control of transport tickets.
Regarding SNCF employees (controllers, rail security officers) who will need a health pass to be able to work on board these long-distance trains from August 30, SUD-Rail warns that it "will not hesitate not to call for a strike on the whole "of the group," if the State and the management of the SNCF came to confirm their intentions to sanction "the employees without going" by a suspension or a reclassification "to a position n ' not requiring this pass.
The union nevertheless claims to be for "general vaccination on a global scale" as being the "best way to stop the pandemic" but "refuses coercion and infringement of freedoms" and "positions itself against the health pass", which 'he considers "anti-social" and "discriminatory". According to SUD-Rail, this pass "is built against workers, especially those who worked" without any protection during the first wave and who will be the first to be punished this time. "
Still, the health bill, adopted definitively on Sunday by Parliament, provides for the extension of the health pass (negative Covid test, vaccination certificate or recovery certificate) to passengers on long-distance trains, as well as to employees exercising their activity. on board. An employee without proof from August 30 may be suspended without pay.