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With mass protests in France against highly unpopular labour reforms continuing, nuclear power plant workers have begun a strike on May 26.

BBC reports citing the CGT union that staff at 16 of France’s 19 nuclear plants had voted for a one-day strike, as nuclear power provides about 75% of the country’s electricity.

The French government stated on May 25 it was dipping into strategic oil reserves as strikers blockaded oil refineries.

France’s President Francois Hollande noted to ministers on Wednesday that «everything will be done to ensure the French people and the economy is supplied».

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