EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
49 - Land transport and transport via pipelines
Number Employed: 170000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-01-2004
Planned Job Reductions min: 3505
Planned Job Reductions max: 3505
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 01-12-2004

Additional Information

SNCF, the French railway company, announced the continuing of its restructuring programme that saw more than 3,000 job losses in 2003. The company announced 3,505 further job losses by the end of 2004. The management insists that these job cuts will be achieved via natural attrition. The freight division will be most affected. On 13 May 2004, there was a national strike in protest of the redundancies. On 26 May 2004, the workers’ representatives have been received by Louis Gallois, SNCF’s president.