Employees from telecoms company CyTA and those from the Ports Authority went on strike Tuesday to protest against mooted privatisation of semi-government organisations.
Cyprus Port Authority (CPA) employees stopped working at 11am for two hours. Their unions are demanding that SGOs are not privatised. “The goal of the workers is to avert privatisations and to preserve the national wealth and the public interest,” a statement said. “If we move towards that direction we will give to private interests state revenue and millions in CPA investments.”
CyTA’s one hour strike on Tuesday was due to last from 1.15 pm until 2.15 pm. In a statement, CyTA unions said that their reason for going on strike was that the government was implementing “a privatisation plan without first briefing the employees”. CyTA unions made clear that no services will be affected by the strike.