June 2, 2023

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Another strike at a number of French nuclear power plants, general strike next week | outside

There will be another strike on Saturday at a number of nuclear power plants in France to protest the government’s plan to reform the pension system. According to energy company EDF, nearly 5 gigawatts of power will be produced on Saturday – the equivalent of five nuclear reactors.

These actions are taking place, among others, at the Tricastine nuclear power plant in southern France, the Flamanville power plant in Normandy and in Gravelin (Grevelingen) in the north of the country. There will be no problems with the power grid.

Next week, the trade union protest will widen. The CGT union has called for the country to be paralyzed from Tuesday through measures in air, train and metro traffic, in schools, ports, refineries and industry. Eurostar has canceled four trains to and from Brussels on March 7 and 8. The union expects more than a million protesters across the country on Tuesday.


“This is just a warm-up, we are going into a black week for the energy sector,” CGT union member Fabrice Codor told BFMTV, including actions at oil and gas refineries and hydroelectric power stations.

President Emmanuel Macron has already declared that he still wants to continue reforming. The pension debate, which would abolish a number of private schemes and raise the retirement age from 62 to 64, is now raging in the French Senate. The discussion in the assembly was somewhat tumultuous.