Strikes may be coming soon across the French railway system, with possible impacts on commuters coming across the French border.

The French railway system could soon be experiencing major problems. Indeed, the French unions have announced massive strikes to protest against French government plans to reform the country's national rail operator SNCF.

If this happens, there will surely be follow-on effects in Luxembourg, given the flow of cross-border workers from France.

The leader of the largest union CGT told Le Parisien newspaper in France that it would most certainly go on strike for more than a month in an attempt to kill the government's plans.

French Premier Edouard Philippe announced yesterday in Paris that his government wants to abolish the privileges of state-owned railways.  At the core of the reform is a plan to abolish civil servant status for railways employees.