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Train strikes fears: Will France’s trains still stop on New Year’s Eve?

Train stewards want out of work over Christmas. It was not the union that called the strike, but rather an anonymous group of train attendees. This makes it difficult to find a solution.

In light of the current strikes, railway commuters in France are also worried about canceling trains for the new weekend. “I think it is still possible to prevent the New Year’s weekend from spoiling the strike action,” French railway operator Jean-Pierre Varandeau said Thursday. RTL. There is still time and negotiations are continuing. There is no reason to punish the French twice.

The train attendants’ strike is tentatively scheduled to last from Thursday evening to Monday morning. Two out of three trains should run on Friday, then three out of five on the weekend. It was not the union that called the strike, but rather an anonymous group of train attendees. This makes it difficult to find a solution. The strike is hitting people in France hard because trains are often fully booked in advance and travel can only be done with a seat.

The government increased pressure on both sides in the face of popular anger. Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire He told Radio Sud that he expected the National Railways to find a solution in the coming hours. Government spokesman Olivier Ferrand called on train workers to refrain from striking.

(APA)

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