Friday, September 01, 2006

It Will Be a Dark and Stormy Night

In Holland, at the soccer game next week:

AMSTERDAM — Economic Affairs Minister Joop Wijn has lashed out at power company workers who have threatened to cut electricity during Wednesday's European Cup qualification match between the Netherlands and Belarus.

.... LME, the central organisation of workers councils in the energy industry, notified the Dutch soccer federation KNVB on Thursday evening that workers of the four major power companies will cut electricity in and around the stadium during the soccer international.

It is a protest against the plan to split up the generation and distribution activities of the power companies. MPs have already voted in favour of the legislation and now the matter is before the Senate.

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