SNCF STRIKE 22 MARCH. The renewable strike continues at the SNCF with TGV, TER, RER and Transiliens still disrupted. What to expect this Wednesday March 21 and Thursday March 22, 2023? What we know so far.
[Updated March 21, 2023 at 2:27 p.m.] The SNCF inter-union took the decision last Friday to continue the renewable strike started on March 7, the day after the appeal by the government of 49.3 to have its pension reform adopted . “As part of the national interprofessional social movement, train traffic will remain disrupted on certain lines operated by SNCF Voyageurs on Tuesday March 21, similar to today Monday March 20”, announces the management of the railway company. "The high point is expected Thursday, March 23, unless a motion of censure against the government is adopted or if the reform is withdrawn," commented AFP Didier Mathis, secretary general of Unsa-Ferroviaire.
This Tuesday, it is necessary to count on 4 TGV and Ouigo out of 5, 2 TER out of 3 in circulation on average as well as 3 Intercités day out of 5 but no Intercités at night. Public transport traffic in Île-de-France is still disrupted on several RER and Transilien lines managed by SNCF. Check out the traffic forecast below:
SNCF management announced that "traffic will even remain disrupted on Wednesday March 22 and should be severely disrupted on Thursday March 23". Detailed forecasts have not yet been announced.
"As part of the national interprofessional social movement, train traffic will remain disrupted on certain lines operated by SNCF Voyageurs this Tuesday, March 21, in a manner broadly similar to the previous days", announces the SNCF on its official website. Here are the detailed SNCF traffic forecasts for March 21:
The government's forced passage with the use of Article 49.3 on Thursday March 16 to have the pension reform adopted prompted the inter-union (CGT-Cheminots, Unsa-Ferroviaire, SUD-Rail and CFDT-Cheminots) to propose to SNCF agents to continue the renewable strike and to "act massively on March 23". "Social protest must grow and expand", announced in a press release the CGT, considering this act of the government as "yet another arm of honor to the social movement".
According to a union source, 27% of drivers, 11% of controllers and 8% of signalmen are strikers. "The level of strikers is still high compared to the duration of the movement", commented Didier Mathis, secretary general of Unsa-Ferroviaire.