Belgium - Overnight dismissals at EDF - August 31, 2017

At the very same moment that the EDF Group’s Committee for Dialogue on Social Responsibility met for the annual meeting a group of workers of EDF subsidiary Luminus was sacked. Following the announcement of the dismissals, Luminus workers, together with national unions, staged protests and strikes at various sites to express outrage at this blatant disregard for basic labour rights and lack of consultation with unions, and they asked for international support. Under this pressure, the Luminus management finally apologised for the way the dismissals were announced in a press release.

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