News: SNCF Transit Strike Notice Filed for December Weekends Starting Dec. 9

News: SNCF Transit Strike Notice Filed for December Weekends Starting Dec. 9

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Passengers on Châtelet platform during a 2007 SNCF strike.

Commuters waiting on Châtelet Métro platform during a 2009 SNCF strike. Photo: CourtneyPo.

Paris Transit Strike Notices Filed for All December Weekends

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Dali Wiederhoft

Paris, December 3—FGAAC-CDFT, the national union that represents about 30% of SNCF train drivers, has filed plans to strike every weekend in December, including peak travel periods over Christmas and New Year’s Eve weekends.

FGAAC-CFDT filed the strike notice on Thursday and posted it at the blog Friday.

The strike notice indicates the drivers will strike beginning weekends starting December 9 and ending January 2, 2012, with drivers leaving their posts at 12:00pm on Fridays before returning at 8:00am on Mondays.

The union statement noted increased productivity demands and deteriorating work conditions as factors.

 

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Photo Credit: Courtney Po

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