After a previous strike during the very chaotic final of the Champions League on Saturday May 28, RATP trade union organizations launched a new strike call on Tuesday May 31 on line B of the RER for Friday June 3. , France-Denmark football match day at the Stade de France. “The success of the strike during the Champions League final gives a concrete balance of power to the trade unions. The fiasco of May 28 generated worldwide media coverage and the management bears full responsibility for the problems of routing supporters to the Stade de France.say in their appeal CGT Métro-RER, UNSA and La Base.
For the unions, which denounce, in particular, the understaffing among drivers and are demanding a bonus of 1,500 euros in recognition of their involvement during the pandemic, we must not “not let your guard down and stay mobilized over time”. “On June 3, let’s mobilize for France-Denmark” in the Football Nations League, they write again.
The disturbances could only concern the south of line B
Unlike Saturday’s movement, Force Ouvrière (FO) has not joined the movement at this stage. A question of form, according to Jean-Christophe Delprat, Federal Secretary FO-Transport, for whom “Colleagues will join the action: we are fighting for better use of the RER for users”.
The RATP only operates the southern part of the RER B. From the Gare du Nord, it is the SNCF that manages the line towards Saint-Denis and the Stade de France. The disturbances could therefore only concern the southern section.
Stade de France: Liverpool “ask an apology” from the French sports minister
Liverpool Football Club chairman Tom Werner has demanded an apology from the French government for blaming Reds fans for the chaotic scenes in the Champions League final at the Stade de France on Saturday (28 May). On Monday, the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, had denounced “massive, industrial and organized fraud of counterfeit banknotes” and lamented that Liverpool “had left his supporters in the wild”.
In a letter whose local daily Liverpool Echo obtained a copy, Mr. Werner shared his “total disbelief” in the face of this “series of unproven statements on a subject of such importance”even before a thorough investigation was held. “Your comments are irresponsible, unprofessional and completely disrespectful to the thousands of physically and emotionally hurt fans”he added, saying he had received many emails from supporters “scared to death” and denouncing “a strategy seeking to assign blame to others”.
“On behalf of all the fans who have experienced this nightmare, I ask for an apology from you, and an assurance that the French authorities and UEFA will allow an independent and transparent investigation to take place.”he added, as the European football body confirmed on Monday that it was going to order a “independent report”.