October 5, 2019 / 8:57 AM / 10 days ago

Unions at France's EDF call another strike

FILE PHOTO: French state-controlled utility EDF's headquarters in Paris, France, February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - Unions at state-owned utility EDF 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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