France - Energy workers take action over pay and conditions - June 22, 2011

In early June, the FNME-CGT energy union organised a day of strike action at the RTE electricity network company, part of the EDF group. The union wants to defend pay and conditions in the face of the company’s preoccupation with profits and its minimalist view of itself as a public service provider. The management also argued that it had to respond to calls from the EU for austerity measures to improve competitiveness as part of the Euro-Plus Pact.




This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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