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The strike cost RATP and SNCF more than a billion euros


New inventory, on the 42nd day of strike. In a press release, Matignon announced on Wednesday that the protest movement of historic scale against the pension reform has cost, to date, "an amount close to 200 million euros for RATP and about 850 million for SNCF" . Or an overall cost that exceeds one billion euros.

The government issued this press release after talks held in the afternoon between Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and Catherine Guillouard, the patron of RATP, as well as with Jean-Pierre Farandou, the CEO of the SNCF. He deplores "significant financial consequences".

A strike that "has only lasted too long", according to Edouard Philippe

On December 24, after 20 days of strike, the SNCF executive had already mentioned a shortfall of 400 million euros, counting on losses of 20 million revenues per day.

In the early afternoon, the head of the executive hammered that "the strike at the RATP and the SNCF has only lasted too long". "I will not be satisfied until all of the SNCF users at the national level and all of the public transport users, at the Île-de-France level, have returned to normal. normal life, "added the Prime Minister.


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