France -When spies call for labour protest -March 14, 2012

The union representing French domestic intelligence officers, those charged with counter-espionage and anti-terror investigations, called Wednesday 14 March on its members to stage a protest against the human resource management of the agency (with some 4,000 officers). The head of the SNOP union, which represents senior police officers and is the main labour body for members of the DCRI security agency, announced that his members had planned a "gathering" at the Paris headquarters on Friday 16 March. However, the union rejects any attempt to agency outsiders to make political capital out of the internal dispute.

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