France -Energy workers strike against site closures -October 08, 2012

Trade union CGT has announced a one-day strike in the energy sector, which the union announced would completely shut down production at thermal power stations and greatly reduce production at nuclear power plants. The workers protest against a number of announced site closures across the energy sector. President François Hollande recently said the government would close the country’s oldest nuclear power plant (Fessenheim) and E.On said it intends to close seven coal plants.



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