Three rail unions have called for a one-day national strike in France on July 6 to demand an increase in wages.

In a joint press release CGT, Sud-Rail and the CFDT union said that railway workers have suffered “a sharp and strong decline in their purchasing power.”

They pinpoint the war in Ukraine having led to a spike in prices “unmatched in 40 years.”

The unions claim that the president of the national rail operator SNCF has refused to meet them, referring them to ongoing bilateral talks.

A rail strike in France will have serious consequences for the daily commute to Monaco of thousands of French residents.