Unions in the energy sector, gas and electricity distribution, are increasing their actions of random cuts of services contracted by “large consumers”, compatible with free distribution to schools, hospitals and small businesses.
union share says ‘Robin of the Woods’ Random cuts in the distribution of gas and electricity in large cities, transport, services, schools, public establishments and neighborhoods of housing classified as ‘privileged’.
The unions have decided to prolong and extend this type of action at least until next Tuesday the 31st, in order to “prepare” a new day of struggle, demonstrations and strikes, expected to escalate the protest against the reform project. Is. National Pension System.
The ‘Robin of the Woods’ action is a protest movement with an exact follow-up, but with a lot of public impact.
Random power cuts can last an hour or two in neighborhoods and places randomly chosen by union decisions: they have a high symbolic impact, with a variety of disorders.
in ports, In contrast, unions declared a very high mobilization, managing to temporarily block traffic entering and leaving ports such as Marseille. In other cities, such as Lille, unions have prioritized giving free electricity to schools and hospitals, hoping to win supporters for the protest movement against reform of the national pension system, which has begun its uncertain parliamentary process.
in many refineriesBlocking the fuel inlet and outlet complicates fuel delivery in several different ways. In various national refineries, the mobilization of strikers and sympathizers of the ‘Robin of the Woods’ movement this Friday ranged between 30 and 80% of workers.
Business sources in the energy sector estimated that the sudden cut in supply “is not affecting the security of electricity supply.” EDF, a state company, confirmed that its electrical power had been significantly reduced on Thursday and Friday, but without reporting the exact extent of the congestion.
government of Emmanuel Macron It has adopted a position of prudent reserve, hoping not to “heat up” the multifaceted national crisis without deciding on quick police interventions.