October 5, 2019 / 8:57 AM / 6 months ago

Unions at France's EDF call another strike

FILE PHOTO: Pylons of high-tension electricity power lines are seen during sunset in Bordeaux, France, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/

PARIS (Reuters) - Unions at state-owned utility EDF (EDF.PA) said on Saturday they will go on strike again on Oct. 17 as the French government does not intend to withdraw a restructuring plan.

More than a third of EDF’s French workforce went on strike on Sept. 19 in protest against government plans that could open part of EDF’s business to more private investment.

Reporting by Bate Felix, writing by Maya Nikolaeva; editing by Alexander Smith

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