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France: Weekly 48 hrs strike by rail workers, starting May 18

French rail workers said they planned to hold rolling strikes every Wednesday and Thursday from next week onward, in the face of what they consider to be poor working conditions.
Rail workers, backed by the powerful CGT union, are set to strike. Again. And the strikes will last two days each week, starting from Wednesday next week.
And it doesn’t look like they’re going to relent until they get promises for improved pay and working conditions.
“We have filed an advanced notice that is unlimited and renewable, for 48 hours each week over Wednesdays and Thursdays,” a CGT spokesperson said, according to L’Express newspaper.
The SUD-rail union, the third largest for SNCF workers, has also called for an indefinite strike from Wednesday, May 18th.
Rail workers have gone on one-day strikes three times since the start of March, most recently two weeks ago, in attempts to flex their muscles to try and influence negotiations between unions and bosses.