PPC strikes to continue till Sunday, perhaps next week too

Public Power Corporation (PPC) workers decided late on Thursday that they will continue until the end of this week their rolling 48-hour strikes, which could stretch into next week.

PPC?s GENOP union held a stormy meeting that stretched late into Thursday night before members decided that the strikes, which are being staged to protest the government?s latest austerity measures, should continue until the 2013 national budget is voted on in Parliament, late Sunday.

The union however did not rule out the possibility of continuing the action, which has not caused any serious power shortages so far, next week.

In its statement, GENOP also attacked the main private sector union, GSEE, for failing to have an impact on preventing the adoption of austerity measures over the last two-and-a-half years.

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