SNCF: national strike on July 6 for wages

The strike call comes from the CGT-Cheminots, SUD-Rail and the CFDT.

SNCF railway workers,facing rising inflation and no general increase since 2014“, are called to go on strike on July 6 to demand wage increases, the unions announced on Friday. “The post-pandemic and geostrategic context, with the war in Ukraine, is leading to a price spike unmatched in 40 years“, worry in a joint press release the CGT-Cheminots, SUD-Rail and the CFDT.

Railway workers are hard hit” and “suffer a sharp and sharp decline in their purchasing power“say the unions. On June 16, all the representative organizations held a “request for immediate consultation» on the question of salaries to the president of the SNCF Jean-Pierre Farandou. “The management refused to receive the trade union organizations (…) referring the exchanges to ongoing bilateral meetings“, laments the press release. Railway workers askwage inflation catch-up measures“, but also “a general increase in wages and the revaluation of bonuses” or “a revaluation of all allowances, gratuities and indemnities“. Unsa-ferroviaire has not yet joined the strike call and will give its response to its participation on June 28th. All SNCF staff are affected by this call to stop work.

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