France - Energy workers cut off gas Elysee Palace - June 30, 2018

Members of the energy workers' trade union association, the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) shut off the supply of gas to the Elysee Palace, for three hours to protest against privatisation. The union underlined that the action was held because of reports saying that the authorities intend to privatise this autumn both Electricité de France as well as all of its major subsidiaries, in particular the country’s largest power grid operator Enedis. The political action took place following the government's recent decision to open the country's railway sector, currently monopolised by the SNCF railway company, to competition.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer © ETUI


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