Strike at the SNCF : five tracks for an exit from the crisis

Its eleventh day, the strike movement against the New deal railway launched by the government since a month now shows the first signs of shortness of breath. The rate of strikers for the day of Saturday 28 April (50 % of the drivers reported in the strike against 77 % in the first day of the trend) confirms that the mobilization marks the not.

The trade union side one recognizes the decline. “This is the end of the month, the wages fall and it is hard financially for the strikers, especially for the railroaders paid 1 200 or 1 500 euros “, explains Erik Meyer, federal secretary of the South Rail, one of the representative trade unions of the SNCF. Has UNSA, second union of the public enterprise, we see this reflux of “strong enough at the executive level” and is expected at a rate of strikers lower still around the bridges of the month of may.

At this stage of the conflict, the fruit of union would it be mature enough to be able to imagine an exit of movement ? Signs suggest since the vote on the bill April 17 in the national Assembly, which endorsed the main principles of the reform, but by registering in the marble the legislative some real benefits for rail workers.

The discourse of trade unions has evolved : it is arc-boute less on the broad principles – refusal of competition, status – and instead focus on the negotiation of the social framework. But, the battle is not won by the government. The trade unions, the railwaymen remain united and mobilized. “The mourning of the statute is not yet done,” slipping a trade unionist. In this context, five prerequisites are appearing before a glimpse of an endangered good order of the movement.

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