Unions worry about closing Gentilly-2
Unions representing Hydro-Quebec workers are concerned about the closing of the Gentilly-2 plant.
The unions say they have been blindsighted and have no idea what plan the government has in place to shut down the nuclear plant in Becancour.
"There was no consultation, there is no plan, so many questions right now and no answers," says Ginette Paul with the Canadian Union for Public Employees.
800 people currently work at the nuclear plant. The unions say they will add to an already high unemployment rate in the Mauricie region.
"Where will they all go?" asks Michel Bibeault of the FTQ. "That is our fear right now."
The unions say the economic impact on the region will be huge. They are asking for a meeting with Premier Pauline Marois and the energy minister to discuss their concerns.