Greek power company seeks court ruling on strike

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Posted: Jun 24, 2011 5:42 AM
Greek power company seeks court ruling on strike

The country's power company says it has filed a suit in an Athens court for the 48-hour rolling strikes by its workers to be declared illegal.

Electricity company employees object to the company's privatization _ part of a euro50 billion privatization drive and new austerity measures essential for Greece to continue receiving international rescue loans that are preventing it from defaulting on its debts.

The power company said Friday it had filed a legal request for the strike to be declared illegal _ a move which would force the employees back to work.

The strike has led to power cuts across the country, and consumers have been asked to limit their use of electricity and exercise caution when using elevators.