France - Workers at EDF on strike - January 31, 2017

Workers at EDF were on strike again on 25 January and 30 January 2017. The call to strike came against the proposal to freeze salaries for workers in the electricity and gas industries in 2017. The major concerns of the employees joining this action are remuneration, job cuts, and site closures. Force Ouvriere, along with four other trade unions, including the General Confederation of Labour's (CGT's) energy branch, called for the opening of wage negotiations for 2017 and said 31 January should be ‘a day of unitary mobilization’.

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

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