About fifty workers blocked access to the Tihange nuclear power plant site as early as 6 am Thursday morning in a protest movement against the possible exit from nuclear power by 2025. “Workers fear losing their jobs“, says Julien Leruth of the FGTB-Gazelco.
The grumbling movement is organized as a common front by Gazelco and the CNE. The unions only allow access to the site to safety and security workers at the plant, specifies Julien Leruth.
While the federal government must decide in the coming days on the partial or total closure of the seven nuclear reactors which partly supply Belgium with electricity, “the issue of employing thousands of workers in the sector is rarely raised“, denounces Julien Leruth.
The movement of grumbling gained momentum during the day. A procession of around 250 members of staff made their way to the center of Huy shortly after 9 a.m. He then headed for the headquarters of the local section of the Ecolo party before passing through the Grand-Place.