The cuts are expected to coincide with the ringing of the first school bell and work rush hour right up to 10am, when businesses are in full swing.
The power provision cuts could not be prevented, as personnel from the electricity production units are also taking part in the strike.
Friday’s three hour stoppage is a warning shot to the government by the EAC’s four unions over the Authority’s privatisation plans in the next two years as part of the islands’ bailout. As of Monday, employees will be holding three hour stoppages every day between seven and ten.
As part of the strike action, personnel working in the power connections and reconnections department will not be cutting off electricity to consumers who are long overdue in settling their bills.
That’s good news for those who can’t pay though, not so good news for the authority and the government. This is an escalation of strike action by EAC employees who walked off the job for an hour on Monday.