Back to current affairs at the SNCF after four months marked by repeated strikes against the pension reform. On Wednesday afternoon, the group's HR director, François Nogué, and the unions (CGT, Unsa, SUD and CFDT) met to discuss wages. In reality, the threads of social dialogue had been renewed about ten days ago when the CEO of the railway group, Jean-Pierre Farandou, had received the trade unions to set the timetable for negotiations to be conducted by the end of the year. "Wages are the number one subject at the SNCF, while inflation is very high, especially on food products whose prices can soar by 15%," said Bernard Vivier, director of the IST (Higher Institute of Labor).
Moreover, only the CFDT-Cheminots, the company's fourth largest union, had signed last December the agreement increasing salaries by 5.9% on average for 2023, as part of the NAO (annual negotiations...
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