Strikers at the maintenance center TGV North, near Paris, decided Friday in general assembly to resume work, suspending their movement until a resumption of the strike Tuesday, after the weekend of 11- November, we learned from SUD-Rail. After a meeting of negotiations with the center's management on Thursday, the general assembly "discussed at length" and "decided to resume the strike on Tuesday, leaving the whole weekend to the management" to improve its proposals and "come back to the negotiating table, "Fabien Monteil from AFD-Rail told AFP.
The social movement at the technicentre of the Landy, in Saint-Denis, in Seine-Saint-Denis, in charge of the maintenance of TGV North, Thalys and Eurostar, had started on October 31st. During the negotiations on Thursday, the railway workers presented "46 claims", including an increase of 20 euros net of the night premium, a bonus of 400 euros for all agents, a 13th month and hires, said Fabien Monteil. "Our first demands relate to purchasing power, before working conditions, and for years we have been the poor parents at SNCF," he said.
"No impact on train traffic"
"The dialogue with the unions continues at the local level as well as at the national level, even if the movement at the Technicentre du Landy has had almost no impact on the movement of trains," AFP spokesman told AFP. public railway group. A first round table with representative unions of the SNCF (CGT, Unsa, SUD and CFDT) was held Wednesday on the working conditions and remunerations in maintenance centers TGV. The unions were disappointed with this meeting, that the CGT and SUD had left before its term.
Before the technicians of the Landy technicentre, those of the Center TGV Atlantic in Chatillon, Hauts-de-Seine, had launched a strike on October 21, disrupting traffic on the Atlantic axis for ten days. Train traffic was heavily impacted during the second week of All Saints' school holidays.