Pension reform: the strike cost RATP nearly 200 million and SNCF around 850 million, according to Matignon

Pension reform: the strike cost RATP nearly 200 million and SNCF around 850 million, according to Matignon

Matignon assessed, after a meeting between the Prime Minister and the leaders of the two public companies on Wednesday afternoon, that the strike had cost them a total of more than a billion euros so far.

People in the Gare Saint-Lazare metro station in Paris, Thursday, January 9, 2020 (HANS LUCAS / AFP)

On the 42nd day of strike against the pension reform project proposed by the government, the latter spoke of the “Significant financial consequences” mobilization. In a press release issued Wednesday, January 15, Matignon indicated that the strike had so far cost an amount “Close to 200 million euros for the RATP and around 850 million for the SNCF.”

These indications follow a series of talks held in the afternoon between Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Catherine Guillouard, the boss of the RATP, as well as with Jean-Pierre Farandou, the CEO of the SNCF .

The transport strike “too long”, says the Prime Minister

Earlier in the day, Édouard Philippe ruled that the strike at SNCF and RATP was “sans issue” and had “That too lasted”.

Thursday, SNCF plans to run 90% of its TGV and 80% of TER on Thursday. The rate of strikers fell on Wednesday to 4.7%, close to the lowest reached on Monday (4.3%), and about one in five drivers concerned. In Paris, the subways will also run better, with normal traffic on three lines, two of which are automatic, and all the lines open but disrupted.