No agreement reached between Kapsis and ERT employees

Talks between Deputy Culture Minister Pantelis Kapsis and representatives of employees at ERT aimed at resolving the current standoff over the public broadcaster’s future proved inconclusive on Thursday.

The union representing ERT workers, POSPERT, said that the government’s proposals regarding a new broadcaster were too vague for the labor group to give any commitment at this stage.

POSPERT also suggested that the government’s plans to set up a temporary service for the next two months, until a new broadcaster is up and running, would run into legal problems.

The government has offered to run an early retirement program for older ERT employees, offer substantial compensation for younger workers and give those who want to apply for jobs at the new ERT an advantage over other applicants.