One-day strike in protest at GDF privatisation

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Energy sector unions FNME-CGT, FNEM-FO and CFE-CGC have called a 24-hour strike for 22nd-23rd March in protest at the government's proposal to privatise the GDF nationalised gas company by allowing it to merge with the private sector utility Suez. The unions are warning that if the merger goes ahead it will have serious implications for jobs and collective agreements right across the energy sector. They also point out that it was less than two years ago that the government made a commitment to retain 70% ownership of both GDF and EDF, the electricity company.
Read the joint union statement at >CGT

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