Unions adamant on not chang­ing Cyta sta­tus

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un­changed and Min­is­ter added.

“We be­lieve that Cyta can­not be the last telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions or­gan­i­sa­tion in the en­tire Euro­pean area to still op­er­ate as an ex­ten­sion of the state” Ge­or­giades said, ac­cord­ing to the Cyprus News Agency, not­ing that the mod­erni­sa­tion of Cyta will be achieved in a much bet­ter way through its par­tial pri­vati­sa­tion.

The is­sue is cur­rently be­ing ex­am­ined at a tech­no­cratic level and later will be ex­am­ined at po­lit­i­cal level tak­ing into ac­count the con­cerns and ob­jec­tions raised by par­lia­men­tary par­ties, he added.

SEK trade union­ist Elias Demetriou said ear­lier on CyBC ra­dio that the unions had asked the Min­is­ter to ac­tively sup­port the ef­forts of the work­ers to max­imise the value of the or­gan­i­sa­tion by keep­ing the sta­tus of the pub­lic en­tity.

Demetriou said the unions re­spect the Min­is­ter’s po­si­tion but added that “we as unions dis­agree and as I have said the par­lia­men­tary par­ties are on our side, there­fore we be­lieve that we have won this bat­tle”.

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