Disruptions on the Marseille transport network are expected this Friday due to a call for strike by the CGT and FO against the lack of staff, warned the metropolitan transport authority (RTM) on Thursday.
The RTM announced on its site that “disturbances are to be expected” on the entire network of the second city of France, specifying that buses and trams will be particularly affected.
One in three buses
In the morning during peak hours, only one in three buses is expected to run on several lines and some will be closed. A metro will pass every five minutes on the only two lines that cross the metropolis.
The CGT RTM and FO RTM unions called for a strike a week ago to denounce the “lack of staff” and the “severely degraded general working conditions”, according to them. They claim an “increase in tenure and the reduction of fixed-term contracts”. The RTM employs 3,600 people and uses 36 metro trains, 32 tram trains and 611 buses circulating throughout the Marseille conurbation.