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16 Sep 2019 | 07:16 AM UTC

France: EDF staff to strike and protest in Paris September 19

France News Alert

Staff at Électricité de France (EDF) to strike and protest in Paris on September 19; communication services, power, and transport disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Paris

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Event

Several unions representing workers at Électricité de France (EDF) have called for a strike on Thursday, September 19, in protest of the "Hercule" project to reorganize EDF, splitting it into one state-owned entity and one privately-owned entity. Participants are also due to protest in front of the Environment Ministry in Paris between 13:30 to 17:30 (local time), as per activists on social media.

A heightened security presence, as well as disruptions to power, communications services, and transport are expected during the strike period. 

Advice

Individuals in France, and Paris in particular, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and anticipate power outages and transportation and business disruptions.

 

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