Economy

6 out of 10 trains canceled from Friday to Sunday

A strike by controllers for categorical measures will force the SNCF to cancel 60% of its TGV and Intercités from Friday December 2 to Sunday December 4, a gradual resumption being planned for Monday November 5, the company announced on Wednesday November 30.

SNCF Voyageurs plans 1 train out of 2 on the TGV Nord, 1 out of 3 on the TGV Est, 1 out of 4 on the TGV Atlantique, 1 out of 3 on the TGV Sud-Est, 1 out of 4 on Ouigo and 1 Intercités out of 2 on Friday until Sunday, she said. No night trains should run.

Internationally, the company expects normal traffic for Eurostar and Thalys, 1 in 3 TGVs to Switzerland, 1 in 2 to Germany, 1 in 3 to Italy and no traffic to Spain.

SNCF recommends that customers postpone their journey

A “gradual recovery” is envisaged on Monday, with 3 out of 4 trains to all TGV axes, according to a press release.

Customers who have left their contact details will be notified by email or SMS on Wednesday if their train is maintained or cancelled. In any case, the company recommends that they check the train timetables before going to the station and, when possible, postpone their journeys.

All travellers, whether their train is maintained or canceled and whatever their ticket, may be fully reimbursed for trips scheduled between Friday and Monday, or exchange their ticket free of charge on all trains where there is space until Thursday, December 8 inclusive, ensures SNCF Voyageurs.

Management regrets the move

The captains, generally called controllers, perform an essential function in terms of traffic and passenger safety, and are therefore essential to authorize the circulation of a TGV, underlined the public company.

Management regrets a sustained movement “while concrete and important measures have been proposed to the trade unions following several weeks of negotiations”. The measures related in particular to career development, with an increase in the volume of promotions.

This strike comes on the eve of the start of the mandatory annual negotiations (NAO), which must begin on Wednesday, December 7 at the level of the SNCF group. The CGT, SUD-rail and the CFDT have called for a “united strike” That day.

Source : BBN WORLD NEWS

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