He had already had similar words on the eve of the January 19 movement.
Transport Minister Clément Beaune warned this Sunday that a "difficult or even very difficult day" was announced on Tuesday in public transport due to the massive mobilizations planned against the government's plan to reform pensions.
While SNCF and RATP traffic forecasts are due to be announced at the end of the day, the Minister has already warned: "It will be a difficult or even very difficult day in public transport", he added. he declared, guest of RTL.
"So all those who can organize themselves to telework, to postpone a trip, it's better" because "there will be strong disruptions", commented the minister, interviewed on the radio program Le Grand Jury.
🔴🗣 January 31 strike: Clément Beaune (@CBeaune) plans a "difficult or even very difficult" day in transport.
— The Grand Jury (@LeGrandJury) January 29, 2023
“I will do everything, with the SNCF, the RATP, the major public transport operators (…) so that we limit the impact on the daily life and the movements of the French people as much as possible, it will not be great, but we will try to do the best, ”he added.
The specter of a mobilization during the holidays
In addition to Tuesday, the CGT did not rule out actions on rail transport during the school holidays, which begin on the weekend of February 4 for zone A. "We have the right to strike" but "to spoil the weekends of departure or return from vacation (…) it is not serious”, estimated Clément Beaune.
Asked also about the fire of electric cables in a signal box in Seine-et-Marne which caused the shutdown of the Gare de l'Est all day Tuesday and hampered traffic Wednesday, the minister evoked like the SNCF, a "sabotage", and "a very serious voluntary incident".
"It's probably people who know how it works," he said, without further details.
As part of the investigation opened by the Meaux prosecutor's office (Seine-et-Marne), "everything is mobilized to find traces of fingerprints, and others", knowing that "there was no video protection" , at the location of the disaster, he also added.