Striking energy workers in France have become the ‘Robin Hood’ of households that have lost power


Striking French energy workers have become the ‘Robin Hood’ of households affected by blackouts– Energy workers who went on strike in response to the controversial pension reform have begun supplying energy free of charge to utilities such as schools and hospitals, as well as to households with blackouts in many cities.– The strikers, who have reduced electricity bills for small businesses such as butchers and bakeries to the lowest possible rate, have announced that they will cut off power to managers and government agencies in the next phase. ANKARA (AA) – In France, energy workers have gone on strike in response to a controversial reform to raise the retirement age to 64. According to French press reports, workers in the energy sector of the General Union of Employment (CGT) reacted to the pension reform, inspired by the story of the hero Robin Hood, with several days of defiance in many cities. Employees who started free energy supply to kindergartens, schools, hospitals, universities, libraries, foundations, public swimming pools, gyms and residences have also cut the electricity bills of small businesses such as butchers and bakeries at the lowest rates Union General Secretary Fabrice Coudour has announced that the protests will continue in the cities of Lille, Nantes, Lyon, Nice, Marseille and Saint-Nazaire, as well as in Paris.– Employees will block the energy flow of managers and institutions“This is just the beginning. We will continue to do Robin Hood actions whenever we want.” Kudur stated that they would continue their actions by cutting off power to administrators and state institutions supporting the reform. Kudur called for more active participation in the protests that will take place in the country on January 31 against the government’s pension reform. French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, in a statement to Radio Europe 1, said “action has been taken”, describing it as “unacceptable”.– The government reactedLe Maire said: “In France, it is not the CGT that decides, it is not the CGT that sets the tariffs, it is the state, not the CGT, that decides who pays how much. It is the French people through their representatives. The unions, on the other hand, argued that their actions were legal within the right to strike.
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