The Walloon FGTB wants to extend nuclear power

Jean-François Tamellini believes that Wallonia will not be able to live without Tihange in 2025. He asks the regional government to alert the federal government.

LThe Walloon FGTB made its comeback this Wednesday in Namur in front of an audience of guests from the political and socio-economic worlds. The regional secretary Jean-François Tamellini did not have four paths there: “The union wants more than ever to stand up against a liberal right and employers ungrateful and odious as ever. “

In Borain’s sights: sanctions and exclusions from unemployment, questioning of the index, the prospect of a return to austerity, cuts in public services …

The trade unionist also pleads for the redistribution of wealth, a source of social cohesion, or for the reduction of working time, the carrot rather than the stick to obtain a necessary better rate of employment. Until then, Tamellini has recovered but his speech remains in the classic …

Surprise, however: like others, the boss of the Walloon FGTB is worried about seeing energy bills climb and undermine the budgets of the weakest households. He fears the worst in the near future when the end of nuclear power remains scheduled for 2025, unless a reversal is still possible.

And Tamellini amazes his people by demanding “the maintenance in service of at least one nuclear reactor in Wallonia”, beyond this date.

The reasoning is as follows: “The Walloon FGTB continues to defend a just ecological and social transition. But we have to face the facts: we are not ready to operate without a single nuclear reactor. The alternatives are not sufficiently developed and the TGV power stations, it is furious madness. “

The trade unionist therefore considers that at this stage, “maintaining Tihange in service is essential to ensure energy independence and security of supply. “

However, the jurisdiction is federal. What is the Walloon FGTB doing in this debate? “We want the regional government to send a clear signal to the federal government,” concludes Jean-François Tamellini.

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