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After threats of cuts against elected officials, Martinez suggests going to see “the beautiful properties” of billionaires


“It is first and foremost a cry of anger”, also reacted the secretary general of the CGT this Wednesday, two days after the remarks of the energy branch.

After the controversy created by the energy branch of the CGT, which threatened Monday to cut off the power to elected officials supporting the pension reform, Philippe Martinez tried to defend his flock on Wednesday.


It is first and foremost a cry of anger, of a profession often blacklisted, and which you find at the top of the pylons when there are storms

", estimated the secretary general CGT on France 2. "

It's symbolic of anger

," he repeated a few minutes later.

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On the other hand, rather than targeting the permanent offices of elected officials, Philippe Martinez said he "


" to the agents of the CGT des mines et de l'énergie (FNME-CGT) "

to go and see the beautiful properties and the beautiful castles of the billionaires


It would be good if we cut off their electricity so that they can put themselves in the shoes of the millions of French households who are in energy poverty, who cannot pay their bills, and at the moment there are a lot

,” he said, further urging energy workers to continue “

Robin Hood operations

,” which consist of “

bringing power back to those who can no longer pay


Government condemnation

Guest on Franceinfo this Wednesday morning also, Didier Mathis, secretary general of the UNSA Ferroviaire, adopted the same conciliatory tone vis-à-vis the punch actions planned by the CGT Energy.

In my opinion, it is above all a warning to say: 'you are going to see how people live when they can no longer pay for electricity and they are without electricity'.

(...) For elected officials to understand what some French women and men are going through, it is a way of showing them over a short period that electricity today is a good that we cannot do without

, "said he judged.

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The day before, through the voice of Clément Beaune, the government had condemned these threats of cuts agitated by the energy branch of the CGT.

Having a speech which consists in threatening, in targeting people because of a political opinion, a political position, that is not the right to strike, that is called threat

”, had castigated the minister transports.

Source: lefigaro

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