The FGTB and CSC unions organized a common front action this Thursday, October 20, from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., for their affiliates but also for households, traders and the self-employed.
Several hundred people gathered Thursday morning, from 6:30 a.m., in Roux (Charleroi) in front of the Amercoeur power station operated by Engie-Electrabel. They want to denounce in particular the explosion of energy prices and the distress of households in the face of bills.
The action, dubbed “A sweater will not be enough”, is organized by the unions in a common front but is aimed much more broadly than at their “bases” since workers, job seekers with or without affiliation are invited. union but also the associative world. To the participants, the unions asked to bring a sweater that some hung on the railings of the plant.
By the signs displayed, the action resonated with the demands expressed a few days ago by the unions: blocking of energy prices, taxation of superprofits or even an end to energy privatization policies.
Disruptions to expect on October 20
The action is supposed to end at 9 a.m., but as many CSC and FGTB affiliates took part, there are disruptions in various sectors, whether in public services (including waste collection for example), businesses or public transport.
Disruptions are particularly observed in public transport in Wallonia. The TEC website lists them province by provincewith services assured and withdrawn.