The railway company advises travelers to “postpone” their journeys.
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Traffic in Île-de-France on the RER D and lines J, L, R of the SNCF “will be greatly disturbed” Monday, the day of strike of train drivers, warned the group Thursday, June 17 on Twitter. The railway company advises travelers to “report” their journeys. These first traffic forecasts are published while the drivers of RER and suburban trains will still be able to declare themselves strikers on Friday and Saturday.
They are called to stop work by several unions because “The cup is full”, protested in a SUD-Rail tract, joined along the lines by the CGT, Unsa and CFDT. Monday, the “anger” drivers “will be expressed in a coordinated and massive way” sure “all lines” of Transilien (public transport network in Ile-de-France), warns SUD-Rail in another leaflet.
This call to strike relays demands that may vary according to the lines, but their common point, “it is opening up to competition” and the reorganizations already made in view of future calls for tenders, according to Fabien Dumas, Federal Secretary of SUD-Rail. “Nothing is done to reassure us, there is no guarantee for the railway workers”, he denounced.
The unions of the different lines have decided “to type all the same day” to hinder the replacement of strikers by other drivers, explained Fabien Villedieu of SUD-Rail. “Even if there are very local demands”, which may change “depending on the deposits, behind it all”, there is “opening up to competition”, he added.