ASLEF support for striking French rail workers

18 October 2007

The union has told its French counterparts that ASLEF entirely supports the action they have taken today, which has halted trains throughout the country.


‘We understand the principles you are fighting for. We appreciate the need to take action in the face of an employer that is determined to rip up agreements it has with you. We fully endorse your right to a pension scheme which was freely negotiated with your employer. And finally we admire the resolve of the French trade unions and their members who are prepared to defend themselves against the extremist Sarkozy government.’

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