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Stand against privatisation

Monday 14 November 2005

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On Tuesday 8 November a thousand people gathered in the Gymnase Japy in Paris for a united front meeting to oppose the privatisation of EDF, the state electricity company, and to prepare for the national demonstration in Paris in defence of public services planned for 19 November.

Speaking at the meeting were national leaders of political parties (among others the LCR, the Communist Party, the Greens and Lutte Ouvriere), trade unions (the CGT and SUD energy workers’ federations) and unemployed and tenants’ organisations. November 19th is shaping up to be the biggest trade union mobilization since the October 4th day of action. The demonstration is being supported by local councils, elected representatives and political organisations.