EDF unions take legal action to challenge tariffs


EDF-The unions take action on electricity prices | Photo credits: © EDF / CAPA PICTURES / BAILLAIS VINCENT

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PARIS, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Several EDF unions announced on Thursday that they had decided to take two legal actions to challenge the French government’s decisions on the tariffs applied by the group in the context of soaring fuel prices. ‘energy.

The executive has decided to limit the increase in regulated electricity tariffs (TRV) to 4% on February 1, forcing EDF to sell more nuclear electricity at low prices to its competitors. The measure is likely to have an impact of 7.7 billion to 8.4 billion euros on the group’s results.

In a joint press release published on Thursday, the CGT, the CFE-CGC, the CFDT Chimie Energie and FO Energie et mines announced that they had decided to file an appeal against the deliberation of the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), dated of January 18, establishing electricity tariffs.

They also indicate that they intend to file an appeal against the texts providing for an increase in the volume of nuclear power that the group must sell to its competitors.

The unions denounce in their joint press release “measures taken with the punch by the government penalizing seriously and durably the company EDF and its employees”.

Wind standing against government decisions, the unions had already called for a strike on Wednesday, a movement which was followed by nearly one in two employees. (Report Benjamin Mallet, written by Blandine Hénault, edited by Nicolas Delame and Sophie Louet)

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