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SNCF strike: the tension drops a notch in view of the summer


Management granted 3.1% median increase to its employees, retroactive to April 1, when railway workers were called to the g

Capital, the “round table on wages” at the SNCF has kept all its promises.

Or almost.

After a big morning of negotiations with the unions on Wednesday, the management of the railway company decided "unilaterally" to offer 3.1% median increase to its employees, some of whom were on strike.

“It is 3.7% for first salaries and 2.2% for executives.

70,000 railway workers will benefit from an increase of more than 3.1%!

“, explains François Nogué, HRD of the railway group.

Retroactive to April 1, it breaks down with a general increase of 1.4%, an annual “common increase” of 400 euros gross and a revaluation of 100 euros of a holiday gratuity.

A "review clause" has been set for December, as part of the mandatory company negotiations (NAO) of 2023.

The unions, which claimed a general increase of 6% modeled on inflation, generally welcome "advances".

"But they are not enough," laments Thomas Clavel, general secretary of the CFDT Cheminots.

“They are encouraging, emphasizes Didier Mathis, secretary general of Unsa-Ferroviaire.

Management should continue this momentum at the end of the year.

» « It's a good starting point, now we'll have to get the rest!

“Warns Laurent Brun, secretary general of CGT Cheminots.

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As for Éric Meyer, SUD-Rail general secretary, he believes that “the account is not there.

We are still far from inflation of 5.8% over the year…” In response, François Nogué advances “the 2.7% envelope”, released at the start of the year in the form of bonuses.

“We pointed out to the unions that by adding 3.1% median increase, we are at 5.8%, insists the HRD.

The unions agreed that, on the salary issue, there was no need for a new mobilization.

" At least for now.

The CGT, CFDT, Sud-Rail and Unsa-Ferroviaire had called for a strike on Wednesday.

20% of the workforce went on strike to put pressure on management.

The proportion rises to 35% among drivers.

This is well beyond previous movements where barely 10% of employees had mobilized.

"In the context we know, the theme of wages is mobilizing", recognizes François Nogué.

A social movement during the holidays seems ruled out

A new massive social movement during the summer, threat agitated by the representatives of the employees upstream of the round table, seems ruled out.

“We have not yet had time to discuss it between all the unions, but we have to be serious: we will have difficulty setting up an inter-union between July 15 and August 15.

We will rather mobilize at the start of the school year, ”warns Laurent Brun.

On the other hand, the secretary general of the powerful CGT Cheminots does not rule out "mess-ups" in certain places on the network during the summer period.

Local social movements could intervene, here or there, at different times, like what the Ile-de-France network has experienced in recent days.

“Because beyond wages, there is also dissatisfaction linked to situations of understaffing or degraded working conditions, underlines Laurent Brun.

There will surely be spontaneous initiatives.

This will affect traffic.

And on vacation departures for some French people.

Source: leparis

All business articles on 2022-07-06

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