NICOSIA- Unions representing the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta,) Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) and Ports Authority on Thursday confirmed their members would be staging a work stoppage on Friday.
EAC issued a statement saying its participation in the work stoppage would be for 12 hours while the other two semi-government organisations appeared set to go ahead with 24 hour action.
The decision came after Cabinet approved the draft bill on the privatisation of the three semi-government organisations as Cyta staff members protested outside the Presidential Palace.
Details including what time the 24-hour stoppage will begin are still being decided on.
Unions have also presented Cabinet with a document outlining three “red lines” – safeguarding of their members’ labour and pension rights , the holding of a dialogue with all the involved parties and that the House of Representatives has the final word on privatisation decisions.
The House will be asked to approve the bill, a condition for Cyprus’ bailout agreement with the Troika.