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PPC hits back at criticism over workers’ pay hikes

The former head of the union of Public Power Corporation workers (GENOP), Nikos Fotopoulos, on Wednesday lashed out at criticism following a decision by PPC and GENOP on a new collective labor contract that grants workers a “food bonus” worth 6 euros a day.

The total cost of the bonus is estimated at some 33 million euros but the government has indicated that taxpayers will not be burdened as electricity charges will not rise.

Fotopoulos, who is still on the board of GENOP, accused critics of hypocrisy, claiming that austerity cuts over the year have “stolen 2.8 billion euros from PPC workers.”