Nearly a year after the vote of the reform of the rail which provides for the competition of the SNCF, the end of recruitment to the status of a railroader and the failover group a limited company, several railway unions denounce "a social situation is alarming" in the company. Up to push some of them to put an end to their days, " says SOUTH Rail. The union, which says it is based on "reports" of his "structures" mentions "nearly a score of suicides since the beginning of the year," and fifty per year from 2017. A count dismissed by the management which has not been a "significant increase of cases related to work at SNCF" and communicate on two dramas that have been recognised as a work accident in 2016, two in 2017 and nil in 2018.
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The malaise that hits a large part of the employees is related to the "reorganizations successive years," writes Bruno Poncet, federal secretary of the SOUTH Rail. The CFDT-Railroaders believes that this climate is also due to "staff reductions" (about 2100 job cuts planned for this year) with "employed persons in pain," "work overload", "exhausted", "face of dramatic situations". "The concern is not limited to the base. The entire line management is impacted", stresses Roger Dillenseger, secretary-general of the Unsa railway.
The boss of the public group, Guillaume Pepy, himself acknowledges that"there are a lot of questions" and that "frankly, there is the concern". "There are huge transformations," and "it is not easy to live with", admitted it mid-may on the plateau of the show Daily. The supervision is "perfectly clear" as to the "concerns of employees", supports Benjamin Raigneau, director of human resources (DHR) of the SNCF, quoted by the AFP . "It was a reform very important that reviews the economic model of the rail to be able to have high-speed trains less expensive. I hear the railroaders who say that there are concerns but I am convinced that the SNCF will be more efficient tomorrow" ensures for its part the minister of Transport, Elizabeth Terminal, Monday morning on Sud Radio.Sud-Rail, dares the comparison with France Telecom
Surfing on the ongoing trial of the former CEO and executives of France Telecom (ex-Orange), SUD-Rail dare a parallel with this big company hit by a spate of suicides between 2007 and 2010 that could be linked to the mode of management in a context of openness to competition, disengagement of the State and of the transition to digital. "To the station, we saw the first fruits of this tragic period in France Telecom. Many occupations change or disappear. These changes are poorly experienced. The SNCF does not accompany employees" denounces even the trade unionist of SUD-Rail.
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On this point again, the direction is registered in the wrong in recalling that it had put in place since several years a variety of devices for the prevention of psychosocial risks. And to add, that in June, "an Observatory of the transformation is to be put in place. Objective: "to continuously check that it has put the issue of the employees, their individual and collective guidance at the heart" of the developments, highlights the human resources department of SNCF. The managers will have to "listen to the employees," including "more fragile", in particular "where there have been several reorganizations, successive".
"The new competition to which the SNCF is facing is much less than that experienced by France Télécom"
The situation at SNCF is, however, comparable to that of France Telecom ten years ago? "No, the new competition to which the SNCF is facing is much less than that experienced by France Telecom on the mobile phone market with the arrival of new operators," says François Lévêque, professor of economics at Mines ParisTech. "The SNCF is not going to disappear tomorrow in the face of its new competitors, that may be Blablacar or coaches. The company has less pressure to reduce its costs, and the support of the public power remains very strong and the competition remains weak. Finally, even if the reform is imposed by the government, the status of a railroader continues to be protected," adds the professor of economics.national Demonstration on 4 June
However, for the employees of the SNCF, the major changes are yet to come. On December 1, 2019 fixed the beginnings of the opening to competition of rail transport on national travelers. Will follow the January 1, 2020 for the cessation of recruitment to the status and the transformation of the SNCF in several public limited companies. In addition, a government decision on the future structure of the group is expected in early June. To replace the status, a new contract of employment will be negotiated in the business from the summer. Waiting too, the national collective agreement of the branch railway, including the negotiations "are not advancing" or "barely", complain to the unions.
By then, the SGC - in the lead of the 36-day strike last spring - and the other three railway unions (Unsa, SUD-Rail and CFDT) called for a national demonstration this Tuesday, June 4, to express "all" their "ras-le-bol", "weigh in on the negotiations to come," and "defend the rights of the workers". A status in which the employees of the rail are especially attached to. No call unit to the strike that day, but the SGC provides for local calls, the Unsa will be a notice to national of 24 hours, while the notice of strike of SUD-Rail, dated as of march 2018, is still active. Only the CFDT does not call for a halt to the work.
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