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Who is running this country?

So who runs the country? Is it the Presidency that was democratically elected by the people, or is it the trade union bosses of PEO, SEK and the like?
I am what you would describe as a believer in the principles of ethically managed and mitigated capitalism – I believe in minimum wage and I agree with the basic concept of worker’s rights with regards to health, safety, exploitation protection, holiday and pay.
My overriding pursuit in writing this contribution is that the employers of Cyprus must be protected. These are the people and organisations that create the jobs. If they are scared away by everlasting government pandering to the trade unions, and by the constant threat of unionist action, then who will dare come to Cyprus to set up factories or large-scale business operations?
Rampant unionism in Cyprus has seen activities that, anywhere else would be considered outright criminal. The closing of airports by air traffic controllers, the blocking of main roads by potato farmers, the shutting down of banks, Government departments and SGO services, apparently at will and without forewarning.
How can a country expect to operate like this? We need to start talking about this problem openly. This country will never rise again as long as it has to cater first and foremost for the demands and conquests of union bosses and their blindly communistic supporters.

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