The National Confederation of Greek Trade (ESEE) on Tuesday asked striking Public Power Corporation (PPC) employees to opt for forms of mobilisations "that will not further burden a faltering" market.
In an announcement prompted by rolling 48-hour strikes by the federation of PPC employees GENOP that commenced at midnight Sunday, ESEE said that "to the degree that the government cannot give the proper solutions, given that further capitalisation (denationalisation) of the PPC is part of the 50 billion euros (state properties denationalisation plan) under the Medium-Term fiscal programme, it is now up to us, who comprise the society of the citizens, to manifest the required social solidarity".
ESEE appealed to GENOP to not impose the cost of its mobilisations to the "equally hard-hit working categories such as the small and medium size commercial businesses", adding that it fully respects the rights of workers to protest and strike, "but in key sectors such as energy", it assesses that "prospective excesses in the midst of the critical tourist season could possibly create immense problems".
As such, ESEE asked for a meeting with GENOP as soon as possible.
The rolling strikes have led to rotating electricity cuts in all parts of the country to ease the burden on the largely reduced number of power plants in operation so as to prevent power blackouts.