Slovenian energy workers out to restore power - a tribute to public service workers

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(10 February 2014) Many countries are hit by storms, flooding, snow and heavy ice these weeks in Europe. Families and communities are affected, trapped and often isolated and cut of from the world.

Emergency service workers, such as firefighters, medical staff and many others work round the clock to keep them safe, connect them and help businesses and often remote villages function again.

Slovenian workers are restoring the powerlines that have tumbled under heavy ice-storms and left 250.000 people without electricity. Working for 6 days straight, they stand for all the public service workers in Europe and elsewhere that demonstrate in often dangerous and difficult circumstances what it means to exert public ethos and working in the public interest.