The strike at SNCF and RATP risks disrupting many Transilien lines, as well as nearly all RER lines this Friday, June 24, the day of the 14th best rugby final between Castres and Montpellier organized at the Stade of France, in Saint-Denis (93).
Lines A, B, C, and D of the RER as well as lines of H, J, K, L and R of Transilien could be severely disrupted on Friday 24 June, while RATP and SNCF agents agreed to strike on the final day of top 14 rugby, which from Its meeting is scheduled for 8:45 pm at the Stade de France. A way for railway workers to make their demands heard.
If traffic forecasts are communicated 72 hours before the strike, unions have already announced that the B and D lines of the RER serving the Stade de France will be affected by this social movement, just as the A line connecting the east and west suburbs of Paris. Same for RER C.
Salary increase and other requirements
“Our trade unions are calling for the continuation of the mobilization as the next stage will be the final of the best 14 rugby on Friday 24 June at the Stade de France,” La Base, CGT-RATP or even Unsa Ratp, unanimously indicated. A press release nonetheless states “a willingness to continue discussions” with the administration “in a peaceful and loyal framework.”
Together, for several weeks, they demanded a salary increase, denouncing the constant changes in schedules that occur a few days or sometimes even the day before work starts due to the many jobs on the lines, according to a union source.
During the Champions League final on May 28 in the Stade de France, a strike by RATP drivers on RER B led to a massive transfer of passengers to RER D, which is operated by SNCF. On Friday, the two operators coordinated their mobilization.
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