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Greek strike means lights out


Another day on the picket line for Greek state power company employees means that nine national generators have been offline since Monday morning. The company is asking customers to use less electricity, notably worried about air conditioners as the day heats up.

The strikers are protesting against plans to privatise. One said: “We workers have a duty to keep the Public Power Corporation (DEH) 51 percent state-owned, because it offers the Greek people cheap prices.”

In another’s opinion: “The government and main opposition party favour the financial system and those who profit off the workers’ backs.”

The employees say it is unjust that they should suffer salary and job cuts to pay for others’ mistakes that threw Greece into such a mess.

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