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Planned train strike set to hit services in Paris and surrounding region

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Planned train strike set to hit services in Paris and surrounding region
An RER suburban train arrives at Gare de l'Est railway station in Paris on December 13, 2019, during a strike of public transports operator SNCF and RATP employees over French government's plan to overhaul the country's retirement system. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)

Commuters and rail passengers in the Paris region face disruption on Monday with SNCF rail workers set to stage a strike.

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The strike was called by several unions representing SNCF workers (SUD-Rail, CGT, Unsa and CFGT), who denounced the severe worsening of working conditions.

The strike will likely affect train routes all over the greater Paris region of Île-de-France, including the Paris RER suburban train service, but not the Paris Metro or bus routes, which are run by Paris transport authority RATP.

Updated timetables should be available on Sunday evening from 5pm on Île-de-France Mobilités, Transilien or the Assistant SNCF app.

The hardline CGT union has also called for a national strike on the railways on July 1st in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

However, it only involves a single union so is unlikely to cause widespread disruption.

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