SNCF Fret : outlook even bleaker after the strike

It is an adjustment painful. Already very ill, the Freight activity of SNCF, called to be filialisée in the next two years, will not come out ragaillardie of the long strike that comes from knowing the company’s national railway. Thursday 28 June, the division’s management presented to the union organizations the outlook for sales adjusted to strikes in the second quarter.

Instead of the 860 million euros expected in 2018, the revised budget now provides for 747 million euros of revenue, compared to 903 million last year. With this reduction in revenue, the deficit is expected to widen to € 160 million, against 120 million in 2017.

Worse, after the social movement of the spring, SNCF Fret do not think you can recover the lost market share. In 2019, management expects to achieve a turnover of eur 853 million, compared to $ 883 million initially hoped to and from 877 million euros in 2020, against 901 million budgeted.

This new trajectory regrowth a year the prospect of a fiscal positive. At best, this will occur in 2021. An objective theoretical as the SNCF has multiplied in recent years such a promise, but never deliver.

Significant costs

To return to equilibrium, the direction of Fret SNCF has indicated to unions that it will continue with the reorganizations, and in particular, the policy of abolition of posts : 754 will be phased out by 2021. The staff of SNCF Fret should in three years be raised from 5 478 employees 4-724, according to the document presented to trade union organisations, revealed Friday, June 29, by France Info and is obtained by The World.

To do this, the company has not to replace retirements and to achieve certain reclassifications of the railway company. Prohibited dismissal, the SNCF uses on a chronic basis to these measures to accompany the attrition…

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