Electricity Authority personnel are out on strike in force on Monday, as parliament examines the Attorney General’s opinion on the government's privatisation bill.
The country has been spared power outages because production personnel, including repair crews, are not taking part in the work stoppage and protest outside parliament.
Hundreds have arrived from as far as Polis Chrysochous to protest against elements of the privatisation plan, as unions claim that employees are being left legally stranded. But power cuts are expected tomorrow with all personnel joining in the industrial action.
CyTA is also on the move, with union representatives observing the parliamentary discussion on the privatisation plan. If their rights are not safeguarded, they have made their intentions clear to mount a 48-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday. Employers are warning that such street scenes are not the best signals to investors at a time when Cyprus is seemingly on the slow road to recovery.
The Chamber of Commerce spoke of blackmail.