November 22, 2018 / 10:00 PM / 19 days ago

France's RTE says utility EDF received 24-hour strike notice

PARIS, Nov 22 (Reuters) - French state-controlled utility EDF has received warning of a 24-hour strike at its power production sites in France starting at 2000 GMT on Nov. 28, electricity grid operator RTE said on Thursday.

RTE did not give reasons for the strike.

France’s CGT trade union has called for a nationwide strike at EDF on Nov. 29 in protest over stalled wage negotiations and a possible government-led restructuring of the company.

A similar strike on Nov. 13, reduced French electricity generation by nearly 6 gigawatts (GW).

RTE said separately that a different protest had curbed power output at EDF’s 1.3 GW Penly 2 nuclear reactor by around 70 percent on Thursday evening. It is the third strike at reactor this week. (Reporting by Bate Felix; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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