French road transport unions preparing strike for 1 February

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French road transport unions are preparing for a nationwide strike on the 1st of February. The reason for the strike is the deterioration of working conditions.

French unions CFDT, CGT, FO, CFTC, CFECGC are asking the government for „effective measures” in the face of „the distress of all employees ” in the road transport sector.

The unions claim in a press release that transport workers have suffered from „several months” of successive and brutal deteriorations in their working conditions due to pandemic and economic situation.

In relation to this, the unions referred to the spread of the virus, the implementation of PCR tests, the delivery of vaccines, curfews, the closure of roadside restaurants, as well as the consequences of Brexit.

The unions have thus called on employees to „prepare actions that will be apparent throughout the country, from Monday, 1 February”.

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