The SNCF plans to remove 2086 jobs in 2019, according to the draft budget presented on Wednesday by the management to the unions at a meeting of the central committee of the group public railway, a-t-on learned from union sources. This draft budget was rejected "unanimously" by the trade union organisations, whose opinion is consultative, has added the same sources.
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Engaged in a wide-ranging reform since the adoption in June of the law of the new covenant to a railway, the SNCF is continuing its workforce reductions in annual, after already some 2,000 positions being eliminated in 2018 and the same number in 2017. On some 142.000 positions in total, the group wants to remove 2095 in its branch SNCF Mobilities (TGV, TER...), and 162 in the holding company at the head of the group. Conversely, it is expected to add 171 jobs to the workforce of the SNCF Network (maintenance of way...)."to Do more with less people"
"This budget is going in reverse, from the needs of the public service territory and those of the workers," said Lawrence Brown, general secretary of the CGT-Cheminots. Within SNCF Mobilités, "it really takes the water, the sale (of tickets) is going to suffer", while SNCF Network "is going to go to outsourcing" because of "delays in recruitment", according to Roger Dillenseger, secretary-general of the Unsa railway. "We're going to do more with less people. The conditions of work and employment are in free fall. Productivity is accelerating. We are in the process of paying the consideration that the State asks us to face the recovery of the debt" (recorded in the framework of the reform, editor's note), said Roger Dillenseger.
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railway reform plans, from 1 January 2020, the judgment of the new hires to the status of a railroader and the transformation of the SNCF into a limited company with public capital, after the rail transport domestic travelers will be opened up to competition from December 2019.Updated Date: 20 December 2018, 02:00