Strikes at Christmas: SNCF, RATP, airlines … Union announcements


Faced with concerns about potential transport strikes during the end-of-year holidays, the Minister Delegate for Transport Clément Beaune declared that he was “fairly confident that there will not be any major disruptions”, as reported by our colleagues from franceinfo. These concerns are not unfounded: several notices have already been filed at the initiative of the unions of various airlines and the SNCF.

The train drivers’ strike is the result of an inter-union initiative, bringing together CGT-Cheminots, Unsa-Ferroviaire, SUD-Rail and CFDT-Cheminots. The collective of controllers covering the Christmas and New Year’s weekends have not yet communicated their intentions. This Thursday, December 15 marks the last day they have to decide.

As far as the air traffic staff unions are concerned, the demands are partly the same. The airline pilots’ union, known as SNPL, intends to work for higher wages and improved working conditions for employees.

On the set of BFMTV, the head of the ASCT collective (agent of the commercial trains service), Olivier, wanted to recall that the first strike movement which occurred at the beginning of December had been very well attended. “It should be the same for Christmas and New Year weekends,” he said.

Find below the information that has been communicated so far by the unions and companies facing the strikes.