PARIS Feb 1 France's biggest trade union called
for a strike on Feb. 4 at six units of gas utility GDF Suez
to protest against job cuts.
The strike notice will run for a month from Monday, the
CGT's mine and energy branch said in a statement on Friday.
During that period, union members vote every day whether to
extend the strike into the next day.
The units involved are holding company GDF Suez SA, gas
transport unit GRTgaz, gas storage firm Storengy, LNG terminal
unit Elengy, distribution network GrDF and Paris urban heating
GDF Suez, Europe's biggest utility by market capitalisation,
warned in December that sluggish demand for electricity and gas
in the recession-hit continent would hit profits, leading it to
slash costs and investment.
Workers at Germany's top utility E.ON also said
they planned the first strike in the company's more than 12-year
history to start on Monday.
(Reporting by Michel Rose; editing by Jane Baird)