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France hit by 24-hour train strike

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France hit by 24-hour train strike


Rail passengers in France face a frustrating 24- hours as two train drivers unions begin a strike over management demands for more flexible working conditions.

There will be no night trains in the country between Wednesday and Thursday and disruption of varying degrees is expected throughout Thursday.

The action will have a limited impact on international travel, though freight services are sporadic.

Unions are upset about an increase in working flexibility for drivers which, they say, aims to make the state-owned SNCF more profitable to the detriment of employees and network security.

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