April 23, 2021

Bittersweet taste among Almaraz workers after the renovation agreement

Bittersweet taste among Almaraz workers after the renovation agreement


The works committee of the Nuclear Power Plant of Almaraz (Cáceres) has valued the agreement reached by the owners to request the renewal of the plant's operating permit, although it has stressed that its duration "does not meet your expectations".

The owners of the Almaraz nuclear power plant -Iberdrola, Endesa and Naturgy- have reached an agreement to request the renewal of the plant's operating permit, which with the new license will be able to continue operating until 2028.

The agreement was reached at dawn in a meeting of responsible of generation of the companies and has to be ratified in the Assembly of Owners, who must approve the request of the request for the renewal of the permit, which would be 7.4 years for the group I of Almaraz and of 8.2 years for II.

In this sense, the president of the works council of the CNA, César Vizcaíno has highlighted, in statements to Efe, the "importance" of finally reaching an agreement.

"We were afraid that I could arrive on March 31 without an agreement, which is why it is very important," he said.

However, he pointed out that the agreement reached has a negative side for workers, since the duration of the permit does not meet their expectations, "which was a minimum of 10 years."

Vizcaíno pointed out that the works council is now waiting to be able to know "in depth" the document and its "small print" because "at the moment" they do not know "everything" unless they have reached an agreement.

Thus, he stressed that from now on the business part is finished, so now they have to move in the political sphere.

Similarly, it has announced that the works committee will maintain all the planned protest actions until the petition of the owners is delivered and sealed in the Ministry of Ecological Transition.

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