In the energy sector, several unions have announced a 48-hour strike covering the days of January 26 and 27. This strategy is part of the dynamics of the inter-union’s call to maintain pressure on the government until the next “black day” of interprofessional mobilization against the pension reform, scheduled for January 31. Fabrice Coudour, national secretary at FNME-CGT, spoke to Reuters about the potential impact of these two days of mobilization, as reported by our colleagues from Midi Libre.

According to him, the intention would be to carry out positive strike actions. In particular, free, the restoration of current, or even a lowering of tariffs. However, there is little chance that such positive actions for consumers and at the very least embarrassing for companies will see the light of day. Indeed, the situation is similar to that of the RATP, for example. French legislation makes it very difficult to set up this type of action.

The secretary of the FNME-CGT warned that there would certainly be voltage drops. As for real cuts, nothing is less certain. Fabrice Coudour says he does not think it will come to that, but does not see himself in the position of completely excluding this possibility. If by chance we were to suffer cuts, they would in any case be on a limited scale and at the very least targeted.

The nuclear maintenance sector is also considering going on strike to protest against the reform, but nothing has been done for the moment. As for the oil sector, there is more certainty: a 48-hour strike will also be held on January 26 and 27.