French nuclear plants, trains on strike over labor bill

June 2, 2016 7:34 AM

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French nuclear plants, trains on strike over labor bill

PARIS – Workers are on strike at most French nuclear plants and the national rail service to protest the proposed abolition of some labor protections.

Members of the CGT union at 16 of France's 19 nuclear plants, which provide the majority of the country's electricity, voted for a one-day strike Thursday. Nuclear plants are required to maintain a minimal level of production even during strikes for security reasons, though some power outages are ex...

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