Railway workers' strike in France is on day 7: The strike of railroad workers in France, which has been going on since Wednesday, has entered its 7th day. In a statement made by the unions, CGT and SUD-RAIL, who went on strike, it was announced that the strike will continue tomorrow.
In a statement from the French official railway company SNCF, it was announced on Tuesday that only 10 out of 4 intercity trains are operating. In Paris, which was affected the most by the strike, transportation was affected by 40 percent.
In spite of the strike, the government does not give up the idea of opening the train services to free competition by collecting two national railway companies and administration companies under one roof. The government's draft law on the issue started today in parliament. Prime Minister Manuel Valls, the government continues to pass the law with the same determination said.
The main opposition People's Movement Union (UMP) is also divided against the railway reform. Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the prominent name of the party, stated that the majority of the deputies would say no to the government's bill.
In the meantime, it was announced that the strike of the railways workers, which lasted for 7 days, cost the SNCF 100 million Euros.