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Pensions: mobilization continues in energy, electricity production drops overnight


These reductions in electricity production by EDF strikers took place at the Paluel nuclear power plant.

Mobilization in the energy sector against the government's pension reform project continued on Friday, after further cuts in electricity production overnight by EDF strikers at the Paluel nuclear power plant (Seine-Maritime) .

These cuts in production, strictly supervised by the manager of the RTE high-voltage lines, normally have no effect on the general public and above all affect the company's finances.

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Last night, there was a drop in production at the Paluel plant

," CGT-Energie told AFP.

This action, which affected units (production units) 3 and 4 of the plant, caused a drop in production of some 940 MWh and seemed to be over in the early morning, according to messages posted on the EDF website.

Energy sector workers rallied all day Thursday at power stations, refineries, ports and docks for a warm-up before the January 31 national interprofessional day of action against the reform retirements.

A desire to “intensify the balance of power”

The employees of TotalEnergies, who had given notice for two days, finally suspended their movement Thursday evening, in order to preserve themselves and prepare the ground for the day of the 31st which will affect all sectors: schools, civil servants, transport, services. .., at the call of all unions.

One of them, the UNSA, has identified more than 200 gathering places, as many as for the day of the 19th. The electricity and gas agents are on strike for their part and could lead new shares on Friday.

On Thursday, in addition to reductions in electricity production and filter dams at the entrance to certain power stations, they carried out a host of actions called “

Robin Hood

” according to the CGT, to “

intensify the balance of

power ”.

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From Lille to Marseille, everywhere in France, they have “

placed free electricity or gas

” in schools, public housing and hospitals, granted reduced rates to small businesses, and restored power to users who had been deprived of it.

Asked about these operations, carried out in parallel with targeted power cuts, the Minister for Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher was very critical.


I would say it's right pocket, left pocket, it's an initiative which in the end amounts to making the taxpayer pay

", declared the minister on France 2, Friday morning, contesting the "


" of the initiative .

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The National Federation of Ports and Docks of the CGT also reported in a press release a "

strong mobilization of workers in almost all French ports, with often 100% of strikers and ports completely stopped


Source: lefigaro

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