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Strike of December 6: SNCF and RATP remain mobilized, uncertainty on the part of teachers


The strike against the pension reform that paralyzed the country yesterday, continues Friday. SNCF, RATP, airlines, teachers ... update on the day's disturbances.

Day of mobilization against the pension reform, act II. After the success of the first day of the strike, the unions decided to continue the social movement on Friday, December 6th. The day before, according to the Ministry of the Interior, the demonstrations drained 806,000 people. For its part, the CGT has counted 2.5 million, including 250,000 in Paris.

Transportation Update:

  • SCNF and RATP remain strongly mobilized . The unions of the two transport companies maintain the pressure against the reform.
    In a statement, the SNCF announced one TGV out of ten in circulation, 30% of TER and 15% of Transilien will be insured. Intercity traffic and international trains will be very disturbed.
    On the RATP side, traffic forecasts remain similar to those of yesterday. The two automatic lines - the 1 and the 14 - will logically be spared, and 10 metro lines will remain completely closed. The extension of the strike was voted by the unions "until Monday" December 9 included.
  • Several airlines suppress flights . This is particularly the case of Air France which announced the cancellation of 30% of its domestic flights, and nearly 10% of its medium-haul, Friday. The low-cost airlines EasyJet, Transavia and Ryanair have also canceled flights due to the strike.
  • Uncertainty on the part of teachers . Some of the teachers mobilized Thursday against the pension reform will be again Friday, but neither the unions, nor the ministry had, Thursday afternoon, forecasts on the scale of the movement. "It remains unclear for tomorrow," said the Ministry of Education.
    On Thursday, between 42 and 51 percent of secondary school teachers were strikers, 70 percent were in primary school, according to unions. Inter-unions should meet Friday morning for a new day of mobilization, Tuesday, October 10.

With AFP

Source: france24

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