Unions at the state power company EAC announced a two-hour work stoppage for next Thursday, November 9, and a 24-hour strike a week after if their demands were not satisfied by the government.
Syndicate leader Andreas Panorkos said they have decided to strike between 7pm and 9pm on November 9, followed by a 24-hour action one week later if their demands were not met in the meantime.
Electricity production is not expected to be affected during the two hours, though customer service outlets will remain shut.
Unions have accused the government of aiming to weaken and deconstruct the organisation by deactivating and selling its assets abroad and third parties in Cyprus.
The unions also want restoration of the workers’ incomes to the levels they were before the austerity drive some six years ago.