By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 7 January 2014:
The week-long strike by power engineers in the south of the country ended yesterday after a . . .[restrict]visit by GECOL top brass, who met and talked to the strikers.
The General Electricity Company of Libya chairman Bashir Al-Sadi and executive director Abdul Hakkim Al-Yass travelled to the South Sebha power plant, where last week two engineers received serious injuries after starting work on high voltage equipment that had not been turned off and isolated.
The strikers had not only demanded a complete overhaul of safety procedures but also the dismissal of local management, whom they blamed for the electrocution.
Neither side has revealed what was agreed at the talks, but as the meeting broke up, the strikers annouced that they were calling off their action.
GECOL’ s local spokesman, Adem Hammed Almabrouk, told the Libya Herald that the GECOL executives had “promised to meet the demonstrators’’ demands, “ he added “They seemed very cooperative and aware of employees’ needs”. [/restrict]