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Gare Montparnasse, in Paris, during the SNCF controllers' strike, February 17, 2024.

Regulate the suitable to strike extra strictly? Matignon thinks about it, however with out speeding, conscious of strolling on sizzling coals. While the motion of SNCF controllers, from February 15 to 19, relaunched the talk on a revision of the 2007 regulation referring to minimal service, the federal government appears to need to transfer ahead with warning on this difficulty, which has brought on an ideal cacophony inside it. “We will consider possible measures to adjust the legal framework, but this must neither lead to manifestly unconstitutional proposals nor fuel the social climate”we emphasize within the entourage of the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal.

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Parliamentary initiatives to toughen the 2007 regulation flourished, from the second it was identified that the decision to cease work among the many railway firm controllers can be broadly adopted. On February 14, Hervé Marseille, the president of the centrist Union group within the Senate, tabled a invoice which permits the train of the suitable to strike to be suspended for a most interval of fifteen days, figuring out that the operation could be repeated, however throughout the restrict of sixty days over a yr.

The textual content entrusts the manager with the duty of setting by decree the phases throughout which work stoppages are prohibited within the “public regular passenger transport service”. The purpose is to guard instances when the inhabitants strikes in giant numbers. “What exasperates people is being taken hostage by politicized unions or collectives that escape traditional organizations”considers Mr. Marseille.

“The conditions are met”

Bruno Retailleau, the boss of the Les Républicains group on the Palais du Luxembourg, feels in tune together with his centrist colleagues, whereas recalling that he had launched, initially of 2020, a invoice with similar motivations, however whose content material differed slightly. . This concerned guaranteeing continuity of exercise throughout peak hours, counting on the transport organizing authorities, at a decentralized degree. The textual content had been adopted, however was not “never included on the agenda of the National Assembly”, reviews Mr. Retailleau. Today he would love “mix” his proposal with that of Mr. Marseille.

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In the National Assembly, the Vosges deputy Christophe Naegelen, co-president of the Liberty, independents, abroad and territories group, declared himself a supporter, on February 16, of the method of the centrist senators. His want, expressed in a private capability, is to take up Mr. Marseille's proposal or an equal model on the Palais-Bourbon. “I believe that the conditions are ripe for this debate to flourish”, says Mathieu Lefèvre, Renaissance deputy for Val-de-Marne. According to him, a lot of the members of his group are ” comfortable “ with the prospect of extra rigorously delimiting the train of the suitable to strike.

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