TER upset: “Our intention is not to harm customers”, why unions are increasing the strike?
The CGT-initiated agitation, which started on September 14, impacts 4 out of 5 regional trains Only the Languedoc and Roussillon areas are affected. The motion should proceed.
The Leo regional practice drivers’ strike enters its second week right now. Voting befell on Tuesday on the recommendation of depositors, the renewal motion started on September 14. Earlier in the day, in Narbonne, negotiations with SNCF’s regional administration failed to unblock the extraordinarily punitive state of affairs for customers.
According to the CGT, 4 out of 5 trains throughout Languedoc-Roussillon – and subsequently not affecting the Midi-Pyrénées – have been disrupted at the origin of the strike. “Today is Monday, 50 of the scheduled 250 trains ran” Among the drivers identified the union’s regional consultant, Thierry Bernier. “It modifications from day to day.” We object to regional administration the place we do not advance any photographs. However, the significance of driver mobilization is undisputed.
“From the starting we have been in 65 and 70% striker. This pressured the administration to prioritize home-work trains in the morning and night, particularly these coasting due to line harm in the western area. But our aim is not to damage customers.” Thierry Bernier emphasised. There are now 230 practice drivers in the Languedoc-Roussillon area. This is about thirty lower than the present rail manufacturing in accordance to the majority of unions. This situation of personnel is at the coronary heart of the battle. “On the Languedoc-Roussillon facet, 5 drivers are lacking right now. This is linked to desertions throughout coaching or resignations. And eleven departures are deliberate for the yr. The adjusting variable right now is deteriorating working situations” List by Sebastien Morges, General Secretary of CGT Cheminotes.
“You ought to know that it takes one and a half to two years to practice a driver” According to Thierry Bernier, administration will probably be pressured to scale back the variety of trains due to lack of enough workers. “We’ve been promised crimson for subsequent summer season” she laments
A brand new spherical of negotiations
A brand new spherical of talks was scheduled for this Tuesday night time. “Discussions are persevering with. The goal is to get out of this battle as shortly as attainable.” Comments on administration facet. On the operating trains, customers have began to clearly hear their fatigue. “It’s a disgrace. I’m a buyer. Right now I’m getting yelled at by my boss on daily basis. Trains are canceled and typically you might have to wait an hour to get one other one,” Gary testifies. Yesterday, the hospital agent who makes the Sète Montpellier connection on daily basis, managed to grasp up at 4:54 pm the place the SNCF added a practice to accommodate all passengers.
65,000 passenger transport
According to the statistics of the area, the authority of the transport firm, TER traces transported about 65,000 passengers in Occitania in 2021 on its thirty traces. It operates round 550 trains per day and serves 281 stations In its growth plan for gentle mobility, the goal is to enhance this presence by 20% in 10 years and to 105,000 common customers. A brand new TER contract is at the moment being negotiated between the Community and SNCF “The message despatched to regional councils on this context is disastrous.” CGT speculated in a press launch printed late final week. “This query is not new, the president of the area is at all times clear. We should be in a position to reply to his request” Sébastien Mourgues believes.