Train strike: unions call work stop for November 8

6th October 2006, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Oct 5, 2006 (AFP) - French railway unions on Thursday announced a 24-hour strike for November 8 to push for better job security and pay.

PARIS, Oct 5, 2006 (AFP) - French railway unions on Thursday announced a 24-hour strike for November 8 to push for better job security and pay.

The stoppage was decided after they met with the president of France's state SNCF rail company, Anne-Marie Idrac, and felt they had not had "sufficient responses" to their concerns, two of the unions, the CGT and the FGAAC, told AFP.

The head of the railway branch of the CGT, Didier Le Reste, said five of the eight unions taking part in the meeting backed the strike, while the other three were considering it.

The FGAAC said in a statement that it was yet to be decided whether the strike would last only 24 hours or be renewed indefinitely.

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Subject: French news

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