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World Cup: in Nantes, a union calls for the closure of the transport network on the evening of France-Morocco


After the incidents that occurred on Saturday evening, the CFDT Semitan filed a right of alert. For the union, simple deviations from the line will not be sufficient to guarantee the safety of employees.

On Saturday, in the city center of Nantes, the supporters of France and Morocco celebrated the respective qualification of their favorite team for the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Two nations who will also face each other on Wednesday for a place in the final.

A match eagerly awaited by some but dreaded by others.

This is the case for the members of the CFDT Semitan in Nantes.

For the union, the event poses a threat to employees and users of the Nantes transport network.

They justify their position by relying on the incidents that occurred on Saturday: blockage of traffic, group of people mounted on the roof of a bus... Consequently, they filed, on Sunday, a right of alert for ask for the closure of the transport network from 9 p.m. this Wednesday.

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“If there is an accident with one or more of these supporters, we do not give dearly with the lives of these drivers.

If there is relentlessness (stones, mortars, barricades, etc.) on Semitan vehicles, we do not give much either for the safety of users and agents, ”

writes the union.

Deviations deemed insufficient

In its press release, the CFDT Semitan estimates that deviations of lines to respond to possible problems

“will not be sufficient to put all the agents in safety on all the lines and poles of exchanges”


She specifies that the evening of the match the police risk being very busy and will not be able to be present everywhere to ensure security.

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Finally, the union calls for the holding of an extraordinary CSE

"as soon as possible"

in order to discuss in a general way, and not only about the France-Morocco match,

"the endangerment of employees following the football matches »


Source: lefigaro

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