French government's privatisation plan risk triggering export shutdown 24 June

The French energy unions continue their actions against the proposals of the government to open-up the capital of state-owned companies EdF and GdF. The public service, employment and pay and conditions will be the first victims of such a policy. The actions hurt the production of electricity. The
networks can become unstable forcing the system operator to cut off experts to UK, Germany, Belgium. Unions have been requested to monitor the situation. EPSU Congress has sent a message of solidarity to the French energy unions, 14 June 2004.

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