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Members of the workers’ union…

Members of the workers’ union of the Public Power Corporation (PPC) yesterday abseiled down the front of PPC’s main offices in central Athens as part of a protest at the recent hike in electricity charges. As PPC workers receive heavily discounted electricity bills, it is thought that the unionists are attempting to express solidarity with the average Greek citizen to gain public support. Unionists charge that PPC has been inadequately managed. They have also expressed concern about the possible repercussions of the government’s long-term plans to deregulate the energy sector.