Greek Power Workers Threaten Strikes

18 March 2010 (Last Updated March 18th, 2010 18:30)

Greece's Public Power Corp (PPC) is set to face another strike from its workers protesting over wage and pension cuts. The state-owned firm's workers union wants the government to withdraw the 7% cut in wages and 10% cut in pensions. The cuts are a part of government measures

Greece's Public Power Corp (PPC) is set to face another strike from its workers protesting over wage and pension cuts.

The state-owned firm's workers union wants the government to withdraw the 7% cut in wages and 10% cut in pensions.

The cuts are a part of government measures taken under pressure from markets and the European Union to support the country's debt-ridden finances, reports Reuters.

The PPC, which faced a worker walk-out recently has added power imports from Bulgaria, Italy and Serbia to cope with demand and avert widespread outages in the country.

The 48-hour rolling strike could begin on 24 March 2010 if talks between the government and the union fails to resolve the issue.