Union activists block the entrance of the industrial area in Vitrolles near Marseille, southern France, on a day of nationwide strikes and protests over a labor reform, Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Franck Pennant)
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Workers at nuclear power stations in France were set to go on strike Thursday, joining a growing protest movement against controversial labor market reforms that has already severely disrupted fuel supplies.With two weeks until France hosts the Euro 2016 football championships, the country has been paralyzed by a series of transport strikes and fuel shortages that has heaped pressure on the deeply unpopular Socialist government.With around a third of petrol stations running dry or dangerously low on supplies, attention turned to nuclear power stations that provide three quarters of France's electricity.All but three of the country's 19 power stations have voted to down tools, the CGT said, adding that this would not necessarily affect electricity supply immediately.
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