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French rail strikes

The government is undertaking a much needed, in-depth reform of the SNCF which is highly likely to cause periods of substantial industrial action in the coming months. The biggest change will be the abolition of the statut de cheminot for new employees, which means that their cushy jobs for life with minimal work will slowly disappear.
Naturally the unions are up in arms at this removal of their priviledged position in society and are, of course, planning all sorts of industrial action.
So, guys, if you and yours have and rail trips planned, keep a close eye on what actions are planned and when.
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Whilst I do firmly believe in national ownership of essential utilities, I do believe that the employees of public services in France do have contracts that are ridiculously too beneficial.
My name is Richard , not Dick or any variant.
Dick is a crude name for a functional organ that is used as a derogatory name. Any reference to me as Dick will be met with equivalent response. Strange that it cant be policed better.
ex Consultant NHS


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Strangely, Richard, I do agree about the railways with certain reservarions though would debate other things like utilities.
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Saw an SNCF person having a go at Macron at the Agricultural thingy in Paris, as Macron pointed out, his grandfather was a cheminot and trying to compare the days of steam to current trains is not at all the same boulot and reform is needed.

I was shocked years ago when a friends husband, a train driver retired at 50 due to it being a 'dirty' job........ mon oeil!!!

Worrying that they want to close very very important rural lines. Beeching all over again, and yet in the UK there is talk of reopening smaller lines now!

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Just to clarify, WB, for utilities and nationalisation I don't mean ownership by companies owned by other nations!
My name is Richard , not Dick or any variant.
Dick is a crude name for a functional organ that is used as a derogatory name. Any reference to me as Dick will be met with equivalent response. Strange that it cant be policed better.
ex Consultant NHS


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Government is NOT going to close the small lines, by the way The PM was very firm about that.

Richard, they should be owned in such a way that government cannot interfere with them, but by the nation. However they should be run on commercial lines and have non srike agreements with compulsory arbitration. If not they will become obese, slow and expensive.
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Good, Beeching was far too "commercial".


My name is Richard , not Dick or any variant.
Dick is a crude name for a functional organ that is used as a derogatory name. Any reference to me as Dick will be met with equivalent response. Strange that it cant be policed better.
ex Consultant NHS


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Not going to close lines?

What hogwash, They are closing them. They closed several last year, several the year before last and no doubt several this year. Usual thing is that come the December timetable changes the train code in the timetable changes to one labelled "bus".
Andy

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