Unions call for strike at RATP to raise wages

A strike at RATP, the Parisian metro, tram, bus and metro train company, could be called next Thursday, 4 April.

strike at RATPThe largest union, CGT-RATP, has disagreed with the way the EUR 100 pay rise proposed by management will be granted and wants to stop work.

“Despite the management’s media plan for the <favourite 100 euros> per month pay rise at RATP, employees won’t actually see their colour until after Christmas. RATP employees need this money now,” the union says in a press release.

It should be recalled that the CGT has filed a strike notice covering the period from 5 February to 9 September 2024, i.e. it is valid even during the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games.

RATP strike. The pay rise will be made in two stages

The increase proposed by RATP management as part of the mandatory annual negotiations for 2024 represents an average 4.2% increase in salaries for employees in the Île-de-France region, or EUR 1,300 more per year, according to the public group. This measure of a 15-fold increase in the grading coefficients will be implemented in two stages – from 1 June and 1 December.

The CGT has called for a 50-50 increase in coefficients for all employees and for wages to be indexed to the inflation rate, as well as for negotiations on the transition to a 32-hour working week. On the other hand, the Unsa and FO unions suspended their participation in negotiations on the Olympic Games and other issues in the middle of this month.

More than 15 million visitors are expected in Paris this summer for the Olympic Games, which will run from 26 July to 11 August 2024.

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