The facts On Friday, March 3, EDF workers began cutting electricity production in protest against the 2023 pension reform. The new strike will last at least until March 7, the day called by the unions to “paralyze the France”.
The resumption of the energy strike began on the afternoon of this Friday, March 3, with cuts in the production of electricity in several nuclear power plants, “in view of the debate to be opened in the Senate” on article 1 regarding the revocation of the plans of private pension, the CGT announced.
Under these circumstances, “EDF agents will attack the nuclear power plants and reduce electricity production this afternoon”, noted the CGT. The load listed on the EDF website is low at many nuclear power plants.
Drops Are Equivalent To A Nuclear Reactor
Those of Flamanville (Manche), Paluel (Seine-Maritime) and Saint-Alban (Isère) were affected by drops equivalent to just over 1,000 megawatts, according to the EDF website, the power of the nuclear reactor, but the movement is “destined expanding”, according to the CGT.
We just asked for generalization, including hydraulics. “It will be held today, tonight and tomorrow, Saturday,” said Sebastien Menespellier, general secretary of CGT Énergie.
These production cuts, which are closely monitored by RTE’s High and Very High Voltage Network Manager, generally do not result in cuts for customers.
This move was scheduled to start on Monday night with the aim of putting “France at a standstill” by Tuesday. But the Senate’s examination, scheduled for Friday night or even Saturday, of Article 1 of the pension reform bill, concerning the abolition of special regulations, including the system for electricity and gas workers, set fire to dust. . The sector fears that this system will disappear and with it, in the long term, its condition of protection, which aims to compensate in particular for the temporary constraints of the profession.
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Sebastien Menespellier said that the movement would continue “at least until seventh and at most until victory”. He concluded: “If Emmanuel Macron doesn’t want France to be at a dead end and a black week of energy, he had better withdraw his reforms.”