Greece - Strike announced against privatisation of electricity producer - April 29, 2011

The trade union representing workers at the country’s biggest electricity producer PPC has announced to stage rolling 48-hour strikes in protest at government plans to reduce the state's share in the firm. “We decided to move to rolling 48-hour strikes,” said Costas Koutsodimas, vice-president of the GENOP union. “We want to show the government that keeping the (state's) 51% stake is a matter of principle,” Koutsodimas added. The strikes would start a week before the government submits fiscal and privatisation plans to the parliament, which is expected by May 15.




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