The SNCF has proposed a salary increase of 4.6% on average for the year 2024, including a 1.8% general increase and a commitment to increasing low wages so that none of them is lower than 1.1 minimum wage and a value-sharing bonus of 400 euros to be paid to the group’s more than 140,000 railway workers. The CFDT-Cheminots and Unsa-Ferroviaire have both announced their intention to sign the agreement.
The CFDT-Cheminots have consulted with members and management structures and are clear in their decision to sign the agreement, while Unsa-Ferroviaire has also stated that it would do so. However, the two unions representing railway workers, SUD-Rail and CGT-Cheminots, are opposed to the agreement, with SUD-Rail calling on SNCF management to reopen negotiations due to the weakness of their proposals. The CGT-Cheminots described the management’s proposals as “indecent and contemptuous in view of the accumulated salary dispute.”
The unions have until November 22 to sign the agreement, but without a majority, only the CFDT-Cheminots signed last year’s agreement on salaries for 2023 despite there not being a majority in favor. Without a majority, it is unclear whether or not all planned measures will be applied by SNCF.