0 Comments France hit by major rail strike BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A major French railway strike has brought the country’s famed high-speed trains to a halt, leaving passengers stranded and posing the biggest test so far for President Emmanuel Macron’s economic strategy. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/france-hit-by-major-rail-strike-36769036.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article36769034.ece/a7fc6/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_f39ef196-27e6-4a38-8285-6f69f956be03_1 Email A major French railway strike has brought the country’s famed high-speed trains to a halt, leaving passengers stranded and posing the biggest test so far for President Emmanuel Macron’s economic strategy. The SNCF national rail authority said about 12% of trains are running on Tuesday, in the first of a series of strikes set to last three months. Passengers are packing platforms or hitching rides on traffic-clogged roads and sharing travel tips … [Read more...] about France hit by major rail strike
France is braced for the start of three months of rolling rail strikes, the first in a series of walkouts affecting services from energy to refuse collection as Emmanuel Macron’s reform agenda comes up against resistance. Staff at state rail operator SNCF will walk out from 7pm on Monday, kicking off a series of stoppages on two out of every five days, which unions warn will cause major disruption for France’s 4.5 million train passengers. The main protests begin on what the press has dubbed “black Tuesday”, with only one high-speed TGV train out of eight likely to operate and one regional train out of five in the strike against a major overhaul of the debt-ridden SNCF. Three out of four Eurostar trains to London and Brussels will run and the Thalys train to Belgium and the Netherlands will operate almost as normal, but there will be no service to Spain, Italy and Switzerland. Rubbish collectors, some staff in the energy sector and Air France employees are also … [Read more...] about France braces for mass rail strikes as Macron’s reforms face opposition
Europe 2 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43617033 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A major strike by workers at the French state railway SNCF - including train drivers - is expected to paralyse rail travel across France.Three months of train stoppages are set to begin on Monday evening, as trade unions push … [Read more...] about French rail strike set to test Macron
RAIL workers with the union RMT have been staging walkouts across the country in recent months threatening travel hell for millions of commuters. As major rail lines operated by Northern Rail, South Western Rail, Merseyrail and Greater Anglia tried to cope with the strain of further strikes, here's all you need to know about the latest action. What is the Northern Rail strike action? Staff at Northern Rail walked out on Monday, March 26, and are taking part in further action today, Thursday 29 March. The company says that despite the RMT Union action it will run the majority of its scheduled services between 7am and 7pm. But the available trains and any replacement busses are expected to be extremely busy. Timetables are subject to change and services may be added/removed depending on availability, the company said. More information on the strike and Northern Rail's altered timetables can be seen here. Is there RMT strike action on South Western services? RMT workers on South … [Read more...] about When was the Northern Rail strike and which trains were affected by the walkout of RMT workers? Updates for Northern Rail, South Western Rail, Greater Anglia and Merseyrail
RAILWAY workers on the Northern Rail franchise are staging further strike action in the ongoing row over driver-only operated trains. Staff began a 24-hour walkout at midnight yesterday on March 26 and have done the same today, Thursday 29 March. Here's what you need to know. When is the Northern Rail strike? The RMT union said its members on Northern, also known as Arriva Rail North, would take industrial action on March 26 and March 29. Members were instructed not to book on for any shifts that begin between 0.01am and 11.59pm on those dates. It followed earlier walkouts in January and September which also included workers on other operators such as Southern, Merseyrail, Greater Anglia and South Western Railway. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “Every single effort that RMT has made to reach a negotiated settlement with Northern Rail over safe operation and safe staffing has been kicked back in our faces. “No one should be in any doubt, this dispute is about … [Read more...] about Northern Rail strike – when was the March 2018 walkout and which routes were affected?