France - EDF workers on strike - October 31, 2016

Workers at electric utility EDF went on strike for 24 hours starting on 19 October 2016. EDF announced the action in a note posted on the website of the grid operator RTE. This action follows a demonstration organised by the union FNME against a possible cut in the unions' financing. This follows another previous collective action in the sector. On 15 September 2016, another strike was led by several unions including the energy industry union FNME-CGT against the adoption of the new labour code.

English: http://www.platts.com/latest-news/electric-power/london/frances-edf … 

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