Tough times for commuters in France as a new wave of strikes hit the country. The walkouts come in response to President Emmanuel Macron's labor market reform.
Germany's Bosch engineering company is part of the consortia developing driverless freight and passenger trains over the next five years. The project is part of the modernizing drive for the French state railway.
With the deal, one union is to hold off striking for 29 months, but the train drivers' union still has a claim. The German train service has also been criticized by the Swiss.
Train travel in France has been disrupted for a third time this month as SNCF workers protest against a planned overhaul. The strikes pose the biggest challenge so far to President Emmanuel Macron's reform plans.
Almost half of French rail operator SNCF's train drivers and staff have begun months of strikes, on a day French media have dubbed "Black Tuesday." The strikes are expected to affect about 4.5 million commuters.
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