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France: The railway workers’ strike continues this Friday, April 13

FRANCE (OBSERVATORY) – “The railway workers’ strike continued this Friday, April 13, 2018 and traffic was once again disrupted, especially in Île-de-France and on the Transilien network,” reports France Soir.

Throughout France, 1 TGV out of 3 circulates. Internationally, three out of four international trains operate.

Since the school holidays start on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th, two days of big starts will also be hit by a new action by the SNCF agents.

According to the information website L’Internet, after seven days of strike since the beginning of the year and several hundred canceled flights, the Air France Inter has accepted to enter into negotiations with management. After a first meeting that did not result in any agreement yesterday, the resumption of talks is scheduled for Monday.

Air France management has proposed a wage increase of 6% spread over three years as part of a “growth pact”. The pilot unions are demanding an additional increase of 4.7%.

According to a survey by the German Institute IW, France breaks the records of days lost to strike. For every 1,000 employees between 2007 and 2014, 123 days were lost in total for strike action. Just behind France, Denmark is in second place on the podium with 118 strike days lost, followed by Canada with 87 strike days lost.