Unions representing the Electricity Authority of Cyprus have agreed to increase the production ability of electrical power during their 12-hour strike, following a request from the semi-government organisation’s board of directors.
According to an announcement released by the EAC, additional production ability has been made available to the Transmission System Operator from 10.30am and no further scheduled power cuts are expected.
The decision came after Diko president Nicolas Papadopoulos who chairs the House Finance Committee gave unions assurances that they would have a say in the privatisation bill.
Earlier on Friday, Papadopoulos issued a public appeal urging unions not to deprive Cypriots of electricity.
Rolling power cuts had started at 7.10 am on Friday as the Transmission Systems Operator scrambled to manage limited power supply because of the 12 hour strike by Electricity Authority staff.
The rest of strike measures remain as announced by the unions representing the organisation’s staff.