SNCF Strikes Risk Disastrous Consequences for French Rail Freight

Ongoing disruptions to rail freight operations in France caused by a series of strikes set to last several months across SNCF and its rail network are costing rail freight users millions of euros and damaging the reputation of the sector, risking disastrous long-term consequences, according to one major operator.

While the industrial action has been called by unions at France’s state railway utility, it is also affecting other rail operators as a result of SNCF staff manning track and signalling facilities supporting the strikes too.

Between early April and the end of June, unions are planning to stage a total a 36 strike days in protest against government public sector reforms targeting railway workers’ employment rights.

Read more in an article from Lloyd’s Loading List.

Source: CIFFA

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