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Another national train strike plan

Drivers and conductors will strike for an indefinite period, starting at 20.00 on April 6.

TRAIN drivers are planning another national strike from April 6 - the third so far this year.

However unlike earlier strikes, the next one will be for an indefinite period - not just one day.

The CGT and CFDT unions have confirmed they will be taking part in the strike, which will affect Easter holiday travel. A third union, UNSA, has yet to join in.

They are protesting against a proposed restructuring of the SNCF, working conditions and pay.

Cancellations are likely from 20.00 on April 6 as drivers and conductors walk out. Ticket office staff are also planning a one-day strike on April 8.

The French state rail operator lost almost €1bn last year.

SNCM ferry services on the Mediterranean coast will also be hit by a strike on the same day, as workers strike to protest against the arrival of a new rival, Italian operator Moby Lines, on the Toulon-Bastia route.

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