A first since December 5. After 40 days of strike in a row at the SNCF, the longest social movement ever observed, the strike rate among railway workers has just fallen for the first time since the start of the conflict to below 5%.
They are indeed only 4.3% who declared themselves on strike this Monday, January 13, according to figures published by the railway company at midday. In detail, 22.5% of drivers have stopped work, 11.9% of controllers, and 8.6% of dispatchers.
Over 55% of strikers in early December
This is a new low, the previous one dated January 3, when the overall rate of strikers was 6.2%. The highest – 55.6% – was reached on the first day of the movement, December 5.
This Monday morning, on France Info, Rémi Aufrère Privel, deputy secretary general of the CFDT Cheminot, nevertheless considered that the provisional withdrawal of the pivotal age, decided on Saturday by Edouard Philippe, was "necessary, but not sufficient" and he called his troops be "well mobilized tomorrow (Tuesday) ". Because new calls to demonstrate were launched for January 14, 15 and 16.
As a reminder, according to the SNCF forecasts published Sunday for this Monday, traffic was considered to be "significantly improved".