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While the last few weeks have been relatively calm for users of the regional rail service, this is about to change after a consortium of rail unions decided to strike on two days each week for three months, starting after Easter.
The industrial action will start on Tuesday, April 3 and last until Thursday, June 28, to protest against the reforms planned by France’s rail operator, SNCF.
Laurent Brun, a leader of the militant CGT union, said that the French government has no desire to negotiate with the unions and should carry the blame for conflict with the unions over a very long period.
A draft law allowing the use of executive orders to reform the rail system was presented last week before the Council of Ministers, meaning that changes, such as a reduction in the workforce, could be implemented without parliamentary discussion.
A three-month series of rail strikes would cause huge disruption to thousands of commuters who rely on the TER service to bring them to work in Monaco each day.
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