Strike back over strikes

SNCF and air traffic controllers strike at will with government seemingly unable to prevent chaos despite only 8% of employees belonging to unions.

It is about time unions were legally obliged to pay consequential loss to all customers who have suffered from their random actions. ‘Grève’ would soon become an archaic word.

Much is written about the UK €40billion+ divorce settlement to the EU but, to put things into perspective, SNCF debt stands at €45bn+ (It is similar at UK National Rail).

Time to stop all the perks for pensioners, families and overseas rail employees, tighten financial control and reintroduce customer service which was once a hallmark of  SNCF (and former British Rail).

Franklyn Jackson, by email

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