say EDF Energy 'is not ready to start building Hinkley Point C'
Energy's unions, including the moderate CFDT union, have said
in an open letter to French President Francois Hollande this week
that the French company is not ready to start building Hinkley
Point C, near Burnham-On-Sea.
the energy firm's leading CGT union, the more radical Force Ouvriere
union, and CFE-CGC have all voiced criticism of the £18billion
project before, the CFDT has made no statements about it.
previous statements issued by the individual union groups, the
joint statement this week does not make an outright call to delay
the project for several years.
EDF's financial situation and the degraded working conditions
do not allow the company to serenely consider building nuclear
reactors in Britain," the joint statement says.
unions say EDF should focus on upgrading its French nuclear fleet,
on optimising the EPR nuclear reactor model, and on investing
in its power grids.