Following the arrests, workers decided to move onto a 48 hour strike fully covered by their union GENOP.
The occupation had entered its fifth day, Thursday. The main problem is that the ongoing work stoppage is creating serious issues between the company and the consumers, many of whom are might experience power cuts. The takeover is being investigates as no one knows who gave the green light for the power cut at the central DEH building.
Meanwhile, the Federation of Justice Employees of Greece issued a statement according to which police used excessive force outside the occupied DEH building in order remove workers from the site. “The arrests and all kind of violence from police against popular protest will not pass, will not manage to suppress people’s ire which, at last will squash everything and everyone who is against citizens’ interests”, read the statement.