PPC labour union announces strikes against sale of power production units

The labour union of Greece’s power utility PPC announced on Monday it will call strikes against the government’s decision to sell some of the company’s lignite plants, its president Giorgos Adamidis told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, after a meeting with Energy Minister George Stathakis.

Adamidis confirmed that the lignite units – but not the hydroelectric units in this phase – will be sold as part of the country’s deal with its creditors noting however that the portfolio of the sale has not been specified.

The president of GENOP-DEH said any solution agreed will have to pass parliament and urged local social bodies in Western Macedonia to resist the move, “as they did in 2014”.