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16 Oct 2019 | 06:54 AM UTC

France: EDF staff to hold nationwide strike October 17 /update 1

France News Alert

Several labor unions have called for a nationwide strike on October 17; communication services, power, and transport disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Paris

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Event

Several labor unions representing workers at the state-owned electric utility provider, Électricité de France (EDF), have called for a nationwide strike on Thursday, October 17, to demand the company abandon the "Hercule" project.

A heightened security presence, as well as disruptions to power, communications, and transport services are expected during the strike period. Associated protests are possible in the capital Paris.

Advice

Individuals in France, and Paris in particular, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and anticipate power outages and transportation and business disruptions.

 

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