Members of the Public Power Corporation's (PPC) employees' federation GENOP early Thursday staged a symbolic takeover at the entrance of the finance ministry in downtown Athens, blocking finance minister George Papaconstantinou and ministry employees from entering the building.
The PPC employees are protesting government plans for privatisation of the Corporation and demand a meeting with Papaconstantinou.

GENOP president Nikos Fotopoulos told ANA-MPA that the takeover is symbolic and will last for a few hours, adding that more mobilisations are being planned.