INVESTIGATION – A few days before the annual wage negotiations, a strike leads to the elimination of 60% of the TGV and Intercités this weekend. Users are used to these repeated social movements which transform their movements into a headache. Le Figaro did the accounts.
Christmas, snow, decorations, New Year’s Eve, Saint Nicholas… For many, the end of the year rhymes with parties, gifts and family reunions. In recent years, a new tradition, much more dreaded, seems however to have imposed itself: the fear of a strike at the SNCF. Tenacious, this custom returns almost every month of December, with the regularity of a metronome: since 2018, only the Covid-19 pandemic has managed to erase it.
Rebelote in 2022. The surprise strike that led to the cancellation of 60% of TGV and Intercités this weekend inaugurates the fourteenth month of December disrupted on the French rail network in less than twenty years: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021. are already threatening to torpedo travel on Christmas weekends and New Year’s Day, at a time when the French criss-cross the country to find their loved ones.