The first strike forecasts for the eighth day of interprofessional mobilization against the pension reform, Wednesday March 15, are now known. In the capital, traffic should be almost normal in the metro but “very disturbed” on the RER. At SNCF, traffic will be “disturbed”.
► SNCF traffic still disrupted
Wednesday, for the new day of strike, the SNCF announces a “disturbed” traffic. The situation has not returned to normal since the previous day of strike, Tuesday, March 7, even if the mobilization has withered for a week.
Train traffic will thus remain disrupted on Tuesday on most lines. The situation will be more or less the same as Monday for the main lines with 3 TGV and Ouigo out of 5, one Intercity out of 3, no night train and 1 TER out of 2 on average.
In the Paris region, traffic will remain degraded on lines D and R with 2 trains out of 5 on average (and an interruption between Châtelet-les-Halles and Gare de Lyon for D). Three quarters of the trains must run on lines A, E, N and P, two thirds for lines C, H, J and L, and half of the usual service for RER B. Service will be normal on lines K , U, T4 and T11.
► Almost normal traffic in the metros, “very disturbed” in the RER
The RATP announces for Wednesday an almost normal traffic for the metros, buses and trams on Wednesday but a “very disturbed” service of the RERs. The mobilization seems to be marking time at the RATP affected by a renewable strike since March 7 at the call of the inter-union (CGT, FO, Unsa, CFE-CGC).
[#MouvementSocial] Following a notice calling for an inter-professional strike day on 03/14, the #RATP foresees normal traffic on the Metro, Bus and Tramway. Traffic will be almost normal on RER A and disrupted on RER B. pic.twitter.com/w87PlU2YDR
— RATP Group (@RATPgroup) March 13, 2023
The day before, Tuesday March 14, traffic will also be normal on the entire network with the exception of the RER, which is still “disturbed”. In detail, three out of four RER A will run on Wednesday and the interconnection will be maintained at Nanterre-Préfecture, while two out of three RER B will be in circulation.
► The garbage collectors’ strike continues in several cities
In addition, the garbage collectors of Le Havre, Antibes, Saint-Brieuc or even Paris, on strike for a week, have renewed their movement. On Monday, 5,600 tonnes of waste remained uncollected in the capital, according to the town hall, a volume which is increasing every day. The situation varies according to the sectors, the most affected being the ten districts whose collection is ensured by the agents of the town hall.
But even in those managed by private service providers, collection is disrupted since the three incineration plants of Ivry-sur-Seine, Issy-les-Moulineaux and Saint-Ouen are blocked.
Garbage collectors have also been on strike since March 7 in Nantes, where the waste is starting to pile up.
VIDEO. Pension reform: the garbage collectors’ strike continues, the trash cans are overflowing in Nantes https://t.co/GcEAwcG56z#ReformeDesRetraites#grevedeseboueurs#nantespic.twitter.com/8okEum43I2
– France 3 Pays de la Loire (@F3PaysdelaLoire) March 13, 2023
► Day “dead ports” Thursday
The CGT also called for three days of work stoppage in the ports of France, with a day “dead ports” in conclusion Thursday, to fight against the project of reform of the pensions of the government.
“Thursday, throughout the day, nothing comes in and nothing comes out” of the ports, assured Serge Coutouris, of the National CGT Federation of Ports and Docks, recalling that his union was in the majority in all the ports of France except that of Dunkirk .
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