power cuts in Hauts-de-France and Annonay, the stronghold of Olivier Dussopt in Ardèche
CGT Energie had promised “a black week in energy”. Tuesday March 7, in Annonay, a city where Olivier Dussopt – on the front line on pension reform – was mayor (2008-2017) then deputy (2007-2022), “nearly 2,200 customers were without electricity at the start of the afternoon”reported Enedis which does not exclude the track of cuts “savages” by strikers. If so, Enedis will file a complaint.
Stanislas Guerini, the Minister of the Public Service, was indignant: “We must distinguish between the right to demonstrate (…) and power cuts, I want to say it again with the greatest firmness”does he have hammered on the RTL. “I saw that in Annonay, there were cuts of entire neighborhoods”he was alarmed. “It’s disgusting for the people who live in these neighborhoods. The people who are affected are not the Minister of Labour, it’s the people who live in Annonay. (…) Firefighters intervened to get people out of the elevators. There are people who live on a ventilator…”insisted Stanislas Guerini to illustrate the consequences of power cuts.
Cuts in Hauts-de-France
These interruptions are in addition to the cuts caused by strikers who affected more than 4,000 users on Tuesday in Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais) and Neuville-en-Ferrain (Nord), targeting industrial and commercial areas.
Of the “malicious acts within the framework of the social movement” also deprived of gas supply to 700 customers in Charleville-Mézières and around fifty homes in Marseille, the GRDF press service told Agence France-Presse (AFP). The gas distributor announced that it would file a complaint, specifying that the supply had to be completely restored at the end of the day.
“Enedis strongly condemns these malicious acts” and hear “to lodge a complaint”underlined to Agence France Presse (AFP) Serge Martin, territorial director Nord-Pas-de-Calais. “Everything that happened is on the initiative of the CGT”who is “back in the hard” after a first vote in the Senate on the pension reform, told AFP Romain Fronek, regional manager for the National Federation of Mines and Energy (FNME) CGT.