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Jordan electricity workers strike continues

Union suggests power outages may still follow

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Jordan power cuts threatened during strike. (GETTY IMAGES)
Jordan power cuts threatened during strike. (GETTY IMAGES)

Jordanian Electric Power Company (JEPCO) employees are continuing their strike, meaning that future power cuts in Jordan remain a possibility. Speaking to the Jordan Times, Union president Ahmad Meri has stated that employees have now started to refuse bill payments from JEPCO subscribers as part of the open-ended strike. Emergency team numbers have also been reduced, although no disruption to the electricity supply has so far been reported.

Strikers' numbers have increased to over 2,000 according the Jordan Times, with workers calling for better health insurance, company transportation and a yearly four months bonus salary. Meri told the paper that strikers were struggling with a high transport costs and lacked full health cover.

JEPCO has so far refused to meet the Union's demands, and have called for all strikers to cease their action.

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