An Athens prosecutor on Sunday ordered an urgent preliminary investigation regarding the quantity of electricity provided to consumers due to ongoing rolling strikes by Public Power Corporation (PPC) throughout the past week that have caused rotating power cuts throughout the country.
Eleni Raikou, director of the Athens First Instance Prosecutors' office, ordered the investigation following a letter by the PPC administration on Saturday night complaining that a temporary ruling by a First Instance court requiring that the level of electricity power supplied during the PPC employees federation's (GENOP) rolling strikes should be equivalent to the levels of June 23.
GENOP is holding rolling 48-hour strikes since midnight of last Sunday, June 19.
The court ruling was issued on Friday, after discussion of a petition by the PPC to have the strike declared "illegal and abusive" was discontinued for Monday.
The PPC asked for judicial intervention for the reopening of several electricity plants so as to restore the level of electricity power available to the public to Thursday's (June 23) levels.