Unions adamant on not changing Cyta status
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”.