The authorities doesn’t rule out “sanctuaryizing” sure intervals with out strikes in transport | EUROtoday

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After the social motion of SNCF controllers which prompted the cancellation of 1 TGV out of two on Saturday February 17 and Sunday February 18 for the winter vacation crossover, the Minister Delegate in command of relations with Parliament, Marie Lebec , didn’t exclude Tuesday from “sanctuary” strike-free intervals in transport.

“The question of protecting the right to strike is essential, but I believe that we can question the use of the right to strike when we have a public service mission”declared the Minister Delegate on Sud Radio.

For meme Beak, “there are times when we can feel that we need to protect these periods”she added, when requested concerning the parliamentary initiatives of Republicans and centrist senators which purpose to manage the suitable to strike, notably throughout college holidays or throughout main occasions.

” Enough is enough “was notably indignant in mid-February to Agence France-Presse the president of the centrist group within the Senate, Hervé Marseille, creator of a invoice permitting the federal government to have an annual capital of sixty days strike ban, distributed by decree inside a restrict of fifteen days per ban interval. “If we were dealing with responsible people, we would not be obliged to imagine devices of this nature but we must protect the French”he declared.

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“All options are open”

For meme Beak, “reflection on the subject can be debated in the Assembly”. “Do the modalities necessarily have to pass by law? Can this be the subject of an agreement or other with the union representatives? I believe all options are open”she estimated.

In the identical tone, the Minister of Agriculture, Marc Fesneau, spoke of a minimal service on Sunday, talking to France Inter. According to him, a minimal service would keep away from“to impose, even if there is conflict, a certain number of constraints on our fellow citizens, whether they are on vacation or working, during periods which are sometimes crucial periods”.

The Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, inspired Parliament to take up this debate, deploring “a form of habit, each time [période de] vacation (…)to have the announcement of a strike movement » railway workers. “The French know that the strike is a right”however “also that working is a duty”he mentioned.

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