Provence & Côte d'Azur: "Enough is enough" says the CGT union
Train strike as railworkers call for better protection
Following a series of random, violent attacks in the Alpes Maritimes, angry railworkers have staged a 24-hour strike. As yet another worker is targeted, the union is demanding better police support and safety measures, saying they are “sick and tired of SNCF officials ignoring the issue”.
The action has caused widespread delays and disruptions for passengers with only one in two trains running. TGV services have continued as usual but travel between Les Arcs and Ventimiglia has almost ground to a halt.
The CGT union has organised a public meeting at 4pm this afternoon in Nice to decide what course of action to take next. They claim bosses are ignoring the stories of aggressive passengers and have had enough.
Last weekend, a railway worker was attacked by a passenger when he apprehended the freeloader for travelling without a valid ticket. The incensed passenger reportedly struck the worker, making it the seventh alleged attack on train staff in the last five months alone.