Barthélémy Philippe, edited by Julien Moreau 06h43, 01 April 2023, modified at 06h45, 01 April 2023

The inter-union has called for a new day of mobilization against the pension reform, it will be held this Thursday, April 6. This is the eleventh since the beginning of the movement three months ago. Public transport, aviation, freight, or even National Education... The France will again idle and the note begins to be salty.

The French economy is not on its knees as some members of the CGT dreamed, but the addition of days of interprofessional mobilization and renewable strikes in energy or transport is expensive. "It is estimated that the cost of all these strikes is in the order of four to five billion euros. And after, there is an indirect cost on the image and credibility of the French economy, "says economist Marc Touati at the microphone of Europe 1.

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25 million euros in losses for the SNCF per day of strike

Among the most affected sectors is transport. According to information from Europe 1, the SNCF loses 25 million euros per day of strike. During a mobilization, the company has to reimburse hundreds of tickets, and even pay compensation, as was the case during the controllers' strikes last December. Take the 17 days of strike at the end of 2019, to oppose already at the time to a pension reform, these 17 days had cost a billion euros to the SNCF.

At RATP, the bill would amount to 3 million euros. Business and business activity is also slowing down, particularly in Paris, the epicenter of the protests. According to MEDEF, more than 6 out of 10 companies see their turnover drop due to the strike.