Monthly Archives: June 2001

Archives June 28, 2001 posted by

An end to compulsory voting?

ELECTIONS service chief George Theodorou yesterday told the House refugee committee that voting should become optional from 2004.

Voting in elections is currently compulsory – failing to cast your vote is punishable by a fine of up to £200.

Theodorou told the committee that the trend in Europe was towards non-obligatory voting.

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Staff call off Development Bank strike

STAFF at the Development Bank yesterday got back to work after striking for two weeks in protest at being left in the dark about a deal to sell off part of the company.

The bank’s bosses yesterday handed employees, who are members of bank workers union ETYK, the text of the agreement to sell off 38 per cent of the bank’s share capital to Greece’s Piraeus Bank.

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Meeting fails to solve airports dispute

COMMUNICATIONS Minister Averof Neophytou and trade union representatives locked swords yesterday, but again failed to agree over the future of the nation’s two airports.

The government believes the only way to modernise Larnaca and Paphos airports urgently is to transfer responsibility to private investors.

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