Prize pools of financial support to the railway workers on strike have been put in place to help them in their opposition to the reform of the SNCF. They are in addition to the provident funds of trade unions.
Contrary to a persistent belief, the railway workers are not paid when they are on strike. The major social movement that began on Tuesday 3 and that should last until the end of June will have a financial impact non-negligible for the employees of the SNCF who participate.
To support them in their struggle, thirty writers, filmmakers, or academics, among whom Laurent Binet, Annie Ernaux, or Robert Guédiguian, launched on Friday, 30 on the internet a “pot” to help support the railway workers on strike, who “defend our common goods“.
“To this day, the minister of transport has not open to negotiations. The power to engage an arm of iron. We remember the strikes of 1995 and 1968 during which time the railway workers had stopped work. The solidarity between neighbours and colleagues at mit in the failure calculation government to draw up the users against the strike, “explained the signatories of this call financial support on Mediapart.
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And to add: “Everyone understands that the days of strike cost and for the success of their claims, it is important that the movement will last“. This Tuesday, 3, the counter of the prize pool had about 90,000 euros raised.
Another prize pool set up by the trade union Sud-Rail has held its share of some 11,000 euros.
It should be noted that several unions have “boxes of strike”. This is the case of the CFDT-Railway man who has a “national fund for assistance of association” (CNAS) on which liesseveral tens of millions of euros“. “The principle: from the second day of a strike, all members will be compensated at the height of 6.50 euros per hour to strike”, says LCI. The CGT-Cheminots and Sud-Rail have also “funds of strike,” which they do not wish to disclose the amount.
With a TGV on the average eight and a regional train on five, the railroaders have set the tone on Tuesday of the mobilization against the reform of the SNCF, the government, ensuring his side that he “will hold good” in “consultation“. As he had anticipated the direction of the SNCF, the traffic is “very disturbed” for this first day of a strike over long term. The management has identified nearly a railwaymen’s strike in two (48%) and up to three more four-in drivers (77%).