outages in sight Friday March 25

RATP strike: disruptions in sight on Friday, March 25

RATP STRIKE. On Friday March 25, 2022, the subways, RER A and B, buses and trams are expected to suffer interruptions due to a possibly unlimited strike by RATP agents. What traffic forecast?

[Mis à jour le 23 mars 2022 à 11h25] A strike is announced in the Paris transport network (RATP) this Friday, March 25, 2022. After the black day of February 18, the RATP unions (CGT RATP, FO-RATP, Solidaires RATP, UNSA RATP, CFE-CGC Groupe RATP, La Base groupe RATP) continue the mobilization in the subways and RER A and RER B managed by the RATP to obtain a general increase in wages. “Today the economic and financial indicators of the RATP are green. The agents do not accept that their budget is in the red, adding to the climate of anxiety of the opening to competition and the deep transformations of the company”, explains the delegate of the CGT RATP Bertrand Hammache, in a letter to the president Catherine Guillouard transmitted by the parisian.

The agents of buses and trams, “surface networks”, will mobilize massively, protesting the consequences of the opening to competition of the RATP bus network from 2025. The UNSA, the CGT, FO, SAT and CFDT denounce in a joint press release these “company agreements” and “the contemptuous attitude of management towards” the “demands for salary increases.” Traffic forecasts will be announced here this Wednesday around 5pm.

CThis strike on March 25 could be unlimited, specifies the FO-Grupo RATP union, the majority among subway drivers, in a release : “Without major inflection of the company, March 25 will mark the beginning of a long and hard action for the public service”. “The form that the movement should take and the issue of the indefinite strike will be discussed in the coming weeks with the workers and not decreed by the unions beforehand,” the general secretary of the CGT-RATP had warned, however.

The unions continue to demand a salary increase and believe that they have not won their case since February 18, the day of their previous mobilization, but also the first day of annual salary negotiations within the Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens. “Discussions are at a standstill. The management is irresponsible”, they lamented on February 18 after discussions with the management. “After the 18th, when there were many strikers, the management did not review their proposal,” said Line 5 metro driver and FO-RATP union member Bastien Berthier of BFM Paris. “We are outraged by the contempt, all unions agree. Today, that leaves management a month to review their copy and receive us.”

The unions question, in relation to inflation, a proposal for a management salary increase that is too low, 0.4%. IThe CGT has demanded an increase of 3% per year for the next 3 years. “The purchasing power of employees has melted in 10 years,” Arole Lamasse, UNSA-RATP general secretary, protested to Le Figaro. “Now we see young recruits who leave after three months because they are going to earn more at McDonald’s”… For its part, the RATP leadership stated that the annual negotiations were “completed.”

On Friday, February 18, the representative of the SUD Rail union, Fabien Villedieu, had declared at the microphone of RMC that the strikes would stop “from the moment we hear from the employees”. “There is a cold anger that is rising,” he added about “all the employees who were called second-line employees, who in 2020 were applauded a little, who were considered almost heroes and who today feel like zeros.”

This Friday, March 25, 2022, “the entire Paris transport network should be paralyzed by the double mobilization of RATP agents. In fact, the strike still promises to be very strong in the metropolitan part of the RATP and could reach be between bus and tram conductors”. Outages will be announced at least 48 hours in advance here. Stay connected!

  • subway interruptions : This Friday, March 25, 2022, we will probably have to expect closed stations and metros running only during rush hours. Probably only automatic lines 1 and 14 will work normally, but beware of the risk of saturation. Outages will be announced in a few hours here.
  • RER interruptions : Friday March 25, 2022, only RER A and B should be affected by interruptions because RER C, D and E, managed by SNCF, are not affected by this strike. The announcement of the disturbances will not be long in coming.
  • disturbance bus : Bus traffic is due to stop this Friday, March 25, 2022. Breaks will be announced here.
  • disturbance tram : Tram traffic should be interrupted, except for T4 and T11 managed by SNCF, this Friday, March 25, 2022. Stay tuned, the interruptions will end soon.

RATP strike: where to check traffic forecasts in real time?

There are several tools available on the Web to find out about upcoming traffic interruptions. To know the traffic status of the RATP (metro, RER, bus, tram in real time), consult this page. For the RER, you can also follow the Twitter accounts @RERA, @RERB, @RERC, @RERD Where @RERE. To monitor train traffic in real time, visit the transilience.

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