October 23, 2014 / 2:48 PM / 6 years ago

Strike at EDF nuclear plants cut output by as much as 7 GW

PARIS, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Striking workers at EDF’s cut French nuclear production by as much as 7,000 MW on Thursday, a union leader from the hardline CGT union told Reuters on Thursday.

EDF workers launched a 24-hour strike action over wage and working conditions which reduced output at 17 of the French utility’s 19 nuclear power plants in France, the CGT union representative at EDF said.

Some 4,000 MW at been cut by midday, with capacity reduction rising to 7,000 MW by the end of the day, he said.

The FO and CGT unions also called for another 24-hour strike at EDF’s thermal, nuclear and hydro power stations on November 4, he added.

“We are expecting much wider output cuts on November 4. Hydro power production will very likely be at zero,” he said. (Reporting by Michel Rose; editing by Sybille de La Hamaide)

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