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15 Sep 2018 | 11:12 PM UTC

France: Nationwide demonstrations by rail workers on September 18

France News Alert

Rail workers to stage nationwide demonstrations on September 18; anticipate transportation disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/15/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/18/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION France


Unions representing workers at the SNCF (France's national rail operator) have called from nationwide demonstrations to take place on Tuesday, September 18, to denounce a series of reforms proposed by the French government. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are expected near any demonstration sites.


The demonstrations are being organized to protest reforms to the national rail system (SNCF) proposed by the French government. The reforms envisage a phased plan to abolish the SNCF's monopoly on passenger rail transportation in France, modifications to the structure of the SNCF to make it a joint-stock company, and changes to SNCF worker contracts to bring them in line with employee protections in other sectors.


Individuals in France are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.    


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