"On Sunday, the declared percentage of strikers will amount to approximately 35 percent. The percentage of strikers relates… to those who are indispensable for train traffic, namely train operators, traffic controllers, and conductors," SNCF Deputy Director General Mathias Vicherat said.
Vicherat stated that due to the strike only 20 percent of long-distance trains (142) will operate on Sunday along with one-third of daily trains.
Les 4 organisations syndicales de #SNCF ont déposé un préavis de grève national à partir du samedi 7 avril 2018 à 19h. Par conséquent le trafic sera perturbé sur le réseau ferroviaire les 8 et 9 avril. #Infotrafic #grevesncf— Groupe SNCF (@GroupeSNCF) April 7, 2018
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On April 3, the SNCF workers started a series of strikes against the reforms in the railway sector that might last until the end of June. The reform, in particular, aims to put an end to the special status of railroad workers and to make the SNCF a national enterprise with public capital. The railway workers intend to go on strike weekly and stop working for a total of 36 days.
The trade unions are intending to continue the strike until June 28, unless the government makes yieldings.