Train traffic will be disrupted throughout the SNCF network on Tuesday, September 26 due to a national social movement, announced at the end of July. A unitary strike notice of the three unions, CGT, Sud-Rail and CFDT, was filed, ranging from Monday at 19 p.m. to Wednesday at 8 a.m.
The railway unions are calling for a massive mobilization to "put a stop to the harmful plans to dismantle the SNCF, to win general wage increases, the recognition of the technicality of our trades by the revaluation of work premiums, the maintenance and improvement of our rights," they say in a leaflet.
🔴 [D-7]: We return to combat at the SNCF unitarily next Tuesday#grèveferroviaire🟢 pic.twitter.com/WLAIREBmaX
— SUD-Rail Federation ⏚ (@Fede_SUD_Rail) September 19, 2023
In their sights, the unions protest above all against the "discontinuity plan" announced by the government a few months ago to thoroughly restructure the freight subsidiary of the SNCF, threatened with liquidation after an in-depth investigation by the European Commission. All the markets managed by the subsidiary, which has 5000 employees, should be transferred to competition.
A precise point at the end of the day
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Burgundy France Comté, Normandy, Pays de la Loire, Brittany, Occitanie... No region should be spared. For the moment, TER lines seem to be the most impacted, some have already communicated on their social networks or on their respective sites. In Île-de-France, several RER and Transilien lines are also affected by the strike: RER C, RER D, RER E, Line N and Line P.
⚠National social movement: Line C trains will be disrupted on Tuesday,
Find the train schedules the day before from 17pm on ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/kQt6FfBhAg
— RER C (@RERC_SNCF) September 24, 2023
Details of the disruptions, including for TGV and Intercity trains, will be communicated at 17 p.m. this Monday on the SNCF website. The railway company invites passengers to "check the movement of trains and connections on the usual information channels" before going to the station.