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(Title) The assurance of maintaining a 51% stake in PPC Related articles provided by the State Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Tina Birbilis, tonight at the conference GENOP-PPC. As stated, this issue is a red line for the government.
The conference began in a climate of intense controversy and recrimination between the trade blocs, with verbal attacks against representatives of GSEE and leadership of the ministry.
Mrs Birbili also stated that the sale of power plants is not an option the government and that the company will continue to be of strategic importance for the country.
Regarding the separation of transmission and distribution provided by the Directive 72/2009 on the adjustment period in March 2011, the Minister noted that examines the options provided in the directive.
The chairman of the firm Arthur Zervos said that as the end of the year will complete the 1600 recruiting outstanding for several months. Although these staff DEI at the end of 2010 will be less than last year because in the meantime left with early retirement to 2,000 workers resulting in a severe shortage of personnel in manufacturing and mining.
Mr Zervos emphasized that employees will be transferred to two new subsidiaries, transmission and distribution power to be created to implement the EU directive will have full employment and insurance rights.
President GENOP Nikos Fotopoulos sent four WARNING: Do not undermine the insurance, to move the construction of two new lignite plants in Ptolemais and Florina, to stop unfair competition and safeguard the labor and social security rights of workers in transportation and distribution.
Mr. Fotopoulos called unacceptable increases in tariffs for low consumption category, up to 800 kWh in four months, while in the higher echelons are reductions. He said more than 700,000 poor households affected by these increases.