EDF CEO Jean-Bernard Levy assured Sunday that " 80 or 90 complaints " had been filed " where there have been power cuts " during the mobilization against the pension reform that began on 5 December.
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" Power cuts, they must be condemned, the French have the right to have electricity permanently, " said Jean-Bernard Levy on Europe1 / CNews / Les Échos , adding that " some of these cuts affected homes retirement, clinics, hospitals ”. " EDF's complaint is systematic, " he added, noting that the cost of strikes, cuts, blockages and reduced charges had been " absorbed inside (the) accounts " of the group. . Asked about the current situation, after more than two months of social movement, he explained that " the time has come for concertation to accompany the discussions that are currently taking place in Parliament on the law on pensions ".
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He recalled that EDF currently benefits from a " special retirement plan, twice special: because it is not the general scheme and because it does not cost the French anything ." According to him, this plan is “ balanced, neither surplus nor beneficial ”. " The company pays each year the difference between the general regime and the special regime ," he added, wishing to " extend this system ".
The bill transforming the pension system into a universal points system arrives in plenary session at the National Assembly on Monday. The Intersyndicale CGT-FO-FSU-Solidaires, which calls for its withdrawal, called for a tenth day of interprofessional action on Wednesday.
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