Union delegates, activists but also ordinary employees. According to the CGT Mines-Energie, around fifty agents from Enedis or RTE were heard by the police in the context of investigations into wild power outages. Since December 5 and the start of the social conflict against the pension reform, the two public companies responsible for transporting and distributing electricity have filed nearly a hundred complaints (around 80 for Enedis and 10 for RTE) against these coups, claimed by the CGT Mines-Energie.
Latest hearings to date: this Wednesday morning, two activists of cégétistes spent several hours in police custody, suspected of having participated in a blackout on January 10, on the site of the Interspray company, in Neuvic (Dordogne) ), specializing in cosmetics. Classified as Seveso, she had filed a complaint, like Enedis, and an investigation for "endangering the life of others" had been opened.
"Pressure" and "witch hunt"
“Two young agents of Enedis, aged around thirty and forty, were arrested at their home and placed in police custody, protests Francis Dezile, secretary general of the CGT Energy of Dordogne. What is this political repression? "And the unionist mock:" If a simple power outage can endanger the lives of Interspray employees, we will have to question the level of security of this box. Finally, in the middle of the afternoon, the two men were released, without being prosecuted.
On a visit to the Gravelines power station (North), Philippe Martinez, secretary general of the CGT, castigated the attitude of the government, whose “custody and custody is the idea of negotiation and discussion . I think that is adding fuel to the fire. ” It must be said that Tuesday, a few hours after the giant cut in the Val-de-Marne, Édouard Philippe had demanded that "these wild cuts" be "sanctioned".
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A message clearly received five out of five by the companies concerned. “We are under a lot of pressure,” says a CGT trade unionist from Enedis. They ( Editor's note: management ) are investigating to find those of us who may have participated in the cuts. It's a real witch hunt. "
The CGT lists several dozen ongoing actions
Some employees of the 100% EDF subsidiary evoke images of video surveillance taken on the sites, viewed at the company's headquarters in La Défense (92), or transmitted to investigators, in an attempt to identify the perpetrators of the coup actions fist (cuts, load reductions in nuclear power plants and hydraulic dams, tilting during off-peak hours). “We act masked, explains one of them, but they try to identify us by the clothes we wear. From where, still according to this same employee, "searches" in the homes to try in particular to find a jacket, pants or a pair of shoes seen on a screen.
Among the fifty people heard by the police, two people, a pensioner and an employee of Enedis, were referred to the criminal court of Orléans (Loiret) for "attempted damage to property intended for public utility in a meeting ”after a wild cut in the city center on January 9. They are to be tried in late February. In addition, two CGT delegates, one in Lille (Nord), the other in Versailles (Yvelines) were interviewed by the investigators.
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Not enough to moderate the heat of the demonstrators. In a leaflet distributed Wednesday evening, the CGT lists several dozen actions in progress on the electricity network. Among them, the stop of the EDF hydroelectric dam of Grand'Maison (Isère), the most powerful in France.