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French resistance movement against Vichy puppet regime is well known. Obviously rail workers are resisting against Vichy Macron regime. Vichy Macron will do anything that Merkel orders. French will resist.
Wow. If Macron can break the train workers union, then PERHAPS he has a chance to make progress with the other public unions in France. Government workers, hospitals, taxi drivers, miners. He would be the first French President since DeGaulle to take these socialists on.
There will be massive General Strikes to live through, if Macron insists. Does he have the cajones to make this work?
What would be a problem if French railways were privatized? Finally, it could increase a pressure on effectivity and prepare SNCF better for the competition. At least at the beginning, competition won't be a problem for SNCF but as time will go successful competitors could appear there. Maybe French public could benefit from it.