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Pensions: “Robin Hood” actions carried out Thursday everywhere in France, according to the CGT


Several public establishments have been "placed in free electricity or gas", indicates a press release from the union.

Free gas or electricity for schools or hospitals, restoration of cut users: strikers in the energy sector carried out several so-called "Robin Hood" actions on Thursday to

"intensify the balance of

power " in the fight against the pension reform, according to the CGT.

They have, throughout the day of this strike,


carried out this type of action in the Paris region,

“in Lille, Nantes, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Saint-Nazaire”

and elsewhere in the rest of France. , reported Sébastien Menesplier, secretary general of the CGT Mines Énergie, interviewed on BFMTV.

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"In a coordinated manner throughout the territory, this is undoubtedly a first

," told AFP Fabrice Coudour, federal secretary of the CGT Federation of Mines and Energy, which is also calling for a strike on Friday.

According to a press release,

“several hospitals or clinics, municipal ice rinks and swimming pools, public sports centers, public interest associations, libraries, colleges, high schools, nurseries, collective university or HLM heating systems , public lighting in small and medium-sized towns, social housing”

were thus

“placed in free electricity or gas”.

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On the other hand,

“small businesses and craftsmen

(bakers or others)

or small businesses”

have obtained a reduced energy rate.

Finally, users

“cut off from electricity or gas despite the winter break, by unscrupulous suppliers”

, would have seen their access restored according to the union.

"This is only the beginning: we can do '

Robin Hood



at any time

," warned Fabrice Coudour, who calls for the movement to be further expanded to

"build a great January 31,"

the date of the next national mobilization against the government's project.

The strikers did not, according to Sébastien Menesplier, carried out targeted power cuts on Thursday, this option being

“not relevant”


The CGT had proposed to close the taps of gas and electricity on the communes of elected representatives favorable to the reform, which the government had condemned.

“There will be targeted cuts if in the general assemblies, the agents decide them”

, and want to go further

“further than the strike”

, he added.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-01-26

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