French nuclear power station workers are joining the industrial strike on Thursday in the dispute over the controversial labour reforms.
The CGT union said staff at 16 of France's 19 nuclear plants had voted for a one-day strike.
The 58 nuclear reactors across 19 sites generate almost 75 per cent of its electricity.
Grid operator RTE's website showed that at least nine nuclear reactors reported unplanned outages after the workers voted on Wednesday.
The strikes have paralysed French businesses and disrupted fuel supplies.
Former Minister of State for Pensions Steve Webb has issued a warning over the government's proposed changes to pensions laws.
Mr Webb said that what may initially seem appropriate to rescue Tata Steel's UK business could create an adverse knock-on effect for other pensioners.
One person has been shot dead and three injured at a New York City concert venue where rapper TI was performing.
Two men and a woman were taken to hospital. A fourth victim walked to a nearby hospital on their own.
Streets were blocked off near the scene of the shooting but no arrests have been made.
TI was about to headline a concert at the club when shots were fired at around 10.15pm local time.