French union spends €130,000 on flat renovation for boss

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French prime minister says union needs to explain itself as CGT rents flat outside Paris and refurbishes it for secretary general Thierry Lepaon.

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One of France’s most powerful unions spent €130,000 ($165,000) to renovate a flat for its boss – who did however agree to do without a home cinema and wine cellar, a newspaper revealed on Wednesday, reports The Guardian.