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Pensions: still massive strike in transport

2019-12-06T12:56:18.262Z

Second day of strike this Friday in French transport. Only one TGV out of ten circulates. In Paris, nine metro lines are closed out of fourteen in total. At the Gare du Nord, while the situation was relatively calm this Thursday, it is well ...



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At Gare du Nord, SNCF employees demonstrated on Thursday. While the situation had returned to calm, this Friday morning, it is much more complicated. Many people were waiting on the docks. REUTERS / Benoit Tessier

Second day of strike this Friday in French transport. Only one TGV out of ten circulates. In Paris, nine metro lines are closed out of fourteen in total. At the Gare du Nord, while the situation was relatively calm this Thursday, it is much more complicated this Friday.

After a massive mobilization on Thursday, the strike continues on Friday in particular in transport, while unions opposed to pension reform, cheered up, called for a new day of action. " All of you in the streets on Tuesday, December 10th for a new interprofessional day ," Catherine Perret, CGT representative, said after a meeting with the other organizations.

Complicated situation at Gare du Nord

" In transport, this weekend, employees will not let go. The ball is in the government's court, "added Catherine Perret. This Friday morning, there were many more people on the subway and RER platforms. At the SNCF, nearly a third of railway workers are on strike against the pension reform. 87.2% of drivers were also on strike this Friday morning. At the Gare du Nord, the situation was complicated.

Report: the situation is complicated this Friday morning at the Gare du Nord in Paris 06/12/2019 Play

In the aftermath of a mobilization that saw at least 800,000 people , according to the Ministry of the Interior, demonstrate in France and entire sectors of activity idle to protest against the future "universal system" of retirement, the time was to the satisfaction of union officials at the initiative of the movement. " There were a lot of people on strike, it is necessary that it increases even if one wants to weigh on the decisions, it is necessary to generalize the strikes in all the companies ", declared this Friday the general secretary of the CGT, Philippe Martinez.

Source: rfi

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