France’s rail workers overwhelmingly vote against Macron’s reforms – union

France’s hardline CGT union on Wednesday said 95 percent of all rail workers who voted in an internal referendum on President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed reform of the SNCF railways voted against the plan. “This vote totally discredits the SNCF management,” said Laurent Brun, head of the CGT’s rail division. SNCF boss Guillaume Pepy has backed the plans to create a leaner, more cost-efficient SNCF that can better stand up to competition when its monopoly ends in line with European Union rules, Reuters said.