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Strike: Valérie Pécresse can it require the RATP and SNCF to refund users in the île de france?

The region of Île-de-France can compel the RATP and SNCF to refund users hurt by the strike? The question arose after the statements of Valérie Pécresse this mo

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Strike: Valérie Pécresse can it require the RATP and SNCF to refund users in the île de france?

The region of Île-de-France can compel the RATP and SNCF to refund users hurt by the strike? The question arose after the statements of Valérie Pécresse this morning (Thursday). Guest on RTL, the president of the Île-de-France Mobility (the organising authority for transport in Île-de-France) reported in bitter negotiations with the SNCF and the RATP. It demanded "the RATP and the SNCF to refund the passenger in full for all the days of strike", in the amount of 100 million euros, according to its estimates. Specifically, it wants to put in place "a refund platform" to allow passengers to submit a request for reimbursement as of 1 January. For the time being, it is difficult to recall a precise amount. Refunds will depend on inter alia total number of strike days.

see also : Strike: the minimum service of transportation is a reality everywhere, except in France

What is the margin of manoeuvre of the public authorities? "We are the first customers of the RATP and the SNCF," says the Figaro, Île-de-France Mobility. As a reminder, each year, the organising authority for transport in the île de france pays 4.7 billion euros at the RATP and 3 billion to SNCF for their responsibility for the operation of the lines. Île-de-France Mobility also recalls that the State is shareholder of these companies. State actors therefore have a means of "pressure" non-negligible.

damages provided for in contracts

in addition, the agreement between the Île-de-France migration of the RATP and the SNCF is a state of a minimum service in peak hours and on the network as a whole" to be insured. The rate charged is 50% of the RATP and about 30% to the station, we said. During the strike current, this minimum service was not provided on some lines where "minimum service was sometimes close to zero", as we explained in the Île-de-France Mobility.

However, when this service minimum is not reached, compensation is provided for in the contracts. Problem: these contracts were negotiated before the arrival of Valérie Pécresse at the head of the region - are "inaccurate", writes the Île-de-France Mobility. The amount of compensation is not specifically established, and refunds are made if the situation is considered "unacceptable". Given the magnitude of the strike current, with closed stations and a saturated network, Île-de-France Mobility the judge as well, and believes that the refund should apply to all users.

negotiations concerning the amount of refunds

The amount of compensation awarded by the RATP and the SNCF actually depends on negotiations with the region, as has been said Valérie Pécresse this morning (Thursday). There is no guarantee that the SNCF and the RATP will reimburse their customers based on the terms desired by the president of the region Île-de-France.

last week on Europe 1, the president and CEO of the RATP, Catherine Guillouard, explained that the Navigo pass could be refunded, at least in part. "Of course we're going to repay. The question, what are the terms and conditions. We will see in the function of our transportation plan, executed", she detailed. As the director general of the SNCF Transilien, Alain Krakovitch, he had announced even before the start of the strike: "there will be compensation on the lines on which the minimum service requirement will not be met". Remains to be seen how much these indemnifications.

This is not the first time that the issue of compensation for users arises. As a reminder, after the strike, "beaded" in 2018, Île-de-France Mobility was obtained from the SNCF a refund, for users of certain lines, in the amount of 50% of the cost of a monthly pass Navigo and Imagine R for the months of April and may.

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Yes, because it is legitimate : these enterprises have not insured their mission of "public service" to travelers. a
And for the same reason, they also need to reimburse all grants received, on a pro rata basis of the non-performance of the service !...

Kaptainle 28/12/2019 at 11:32 am

Refunds ? yes ! But who will pay the bill ? Because ultimately in the end, it will be the taxpayer who will pay and in addition two times if he uses all of these transport.
So, make the repayments, it means the strikers, "this is not serious all these strikes since it will refund the users" ! When in fact, this should be the strikers who are to reimburse , unless the State, our policies, believe that the strikers are irresponsible....the irresponsible, who do anything and disturb the public order are in principle in psychiatry...
In addition, if the user, who, because of all these strikes loses his job, he can not even lodge a complaint with the RATP and the SNCF since the employer is the State.. remains to file a complaint with our policies, by nature weak, who have preferred to say AMEN to the claims of trade unions extremist that a NON-firm and clear.
Who has created a special diet and all these benefits ? Who are those who have continued to increase their privileges unjustified ? and all this on the backs of the taxpayers never consulted about this... this is the real question !.. Is it that these policies will take up their responsibilities in hard and price ? When, in France, our policies will consider any citizen, including themselves as people responsible for their actions ?

TOCATA Jeanle 23/12/2019 to 07:48

Each month during which there are more than 3 days of strike, the Navigo pass must be paid back at all.
It only has to retain such amounts on the wages of the strikers who have not provided the public service for which they are paid. a
Ras-le-bol to pay a very expensive for these privileged people continue to be retiring 10 years before me.

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