SNCF : the Senate passes the reform, the unions remain mobilized

The exit from the crisis of the railway close to it finally ? After its passage in the Senate, the text providing for the opening of the rail sector to competition starting in 2020, putting an end to the recruitment status from 2020 to the station and transforming it into a national company with public capital has been heavily amended. The adoption, Tuesday, June 5, of this text by senators mark a new important step of the reform. 240 senators voted for the text, 85 against and 18 abstained.

This can put an end to a strike that has already cost some 400 million euros, according to the direction of the SNCF ? Not sure. First, it will be necessary that the joint mixed committee approves the June 11, next the developments decided by the Senate. A dozen of points are still to be addressed, the Senate and national Assembly, insisting always on different positions about technical points of the reform.

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