January 26, 2022

SNCF strike notice for the 1st weekend of the Christmas holidays

TRANSPORT – The Sud-Rail, CGT and UNSA unions have filed a strike notice from December 17 to 19 at SNCF, he announced on Monday December 13 to RTL and BFMTV.

This notice therefore falls on the first weekend of the Christmas holidays and could be extended during the following weekends. It concerns the south-eastern axis of the SNCF, which serves cities such as Dijon, Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Nice and Marseille from Paris.

“We have a dispute with the SNCF. For two years we have been working in the middle of the Covid period and we have not had a Covid bonus. This dispute turned into anger. The question of remuneration does not only concern railway workers. The management still has a few days to negotiate and make proposals and if it plays rotting, we will be on strike ”, in particular justified a South Rail union representative on RTL.

Branch agreements under negotiation

This pressure comes at a time when the railway branch is currently in negotiations around two agreements on wages and social guarantees to complete the national collective agreement for rail. During a meeting on Monday, the CFDT-Cheminots “voted for the signing of (these) two branch agreements,” said its secretary general, Thomas Cavel.

The first agreement concerns the classification of jobs and the guaranteed minimum remuneration applicable to all employees in the branch. The second text details social guarantees – in addition to those already included in the 2018 railway reform law – which employees transferred from one company to another will keep, depending on the calls for tenders won within the framework of opening up passenger rail transport to competition. For example, access to specialized care medicine from the SNCF.

A branch agreement is validated by the signing of unions with at least 30% representativeness, but on condition that unions with at least 50% do not exercise their right of opposition. The railway Ansa and the CFDT-Cheminots together have a total of 42.96% of union representativeness in the railway branch. The two other representative unions of this branch are the CGT-Cheminots (37.80%) and SUD-Rail (19.24%). The latter will decide on Tuesday whether or not he signs the agreements, according to Erik Meyer, one of his federal secretaries.

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