Workers at a French nuclear power station are on the verge of downing their tools on Thursday as the industrial action due to controversial labor reforms takes root.
The CCT union that has a staff from 19 nuclear plants said that 16 of the plants have voted to take part in a one day strike.
On Wednesday, the government stated that it was dipping into strategic oil reserves even as the strikers blockaded refineries.
The Unions are after a reversal of the controversial labor reforms that parliament passed last month.
Electrite de France, the sate-run power company in France hasn’t commented on how the Thursday strike will impact supply.
The country’s 75% electricity needs are satisfied by nuclear power.
Six of the eight oil refineries in France are already being disrupted by strikes and blockades.
Clashes happened on Tuesday at an oil refinery after the police broke up a blockade at Fos-sur-Mer in Marseille.
Workers at a large oil terminal in the port of Le Havre were due to go on strike on Thursday to block imports.
Transport Minister Alain Vidalies said 40% of petrol stations around Paris were struggling to get fuel.
Motorists have been panic buying to avoid shortages.
President Francois Hollande told ministers on Wednesday that “everything will be done to ensure the French people and the economy is supplied”.
The French railways have also taken part in Industrial action starting Wednesday where the train drivers took part in a strike. The high-speed TGV services were cut short. It is expected that Thursday will see more transport disruption.