Members of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) union voted to down tools at all 19 nuclear power plants on Thursday.
“All power production sites voted to strike from Thursday. All 19 nuclear plants voted for the strike. We will start cutting power output tonight from 1900 GMT,” said CGT union official Laurent Langlard.
The walkout will unlikely end up in blackouts since there is a rule that obliges unions to retain a minimum output level that prevents outages.
However, the EDF, France’s nuclear electric power generation company, might be forced to boost its electricity imports from neighboring countries to make up for the shortage.