Cyprus: “Would you like to work with us? Then, you have to pay us 25 euros in advance!”

We learn from the commercial website of Cyta Hellas that, “Cyprus Telecommunications Authority, otherwise known as Cyta, was founded in 2007 in Greece as a subsidiary of the National Telecommunications Organization of Cyprus, with the aim of implementing its strategy for the expansion of its activities abroad.”

And how, indeed, could the well-known company not expand itself when it requires from job applicants €25 in advance as a precondition for sending their CVs?

Yes, you read that correctly; if prospective employees wish to apply for job vacancies in the specific business they are obliged, in the company’s own words, to “pay the price of €25 in order to submit their job application (the respective price must be paid in full before the definite submission of each application).” Brackets were obviously used for no other reason but to make us fully comprehend what’s being required.

Also, the company, in a headlong rush to make things even clearer in the same notice, adds that, “The required fee for the application’s submission is €25 and will not be refunded.” This company is so simple and unadorned…

Those who thought that the constantly mounting offensive against workers will not be extended to “we will pay beforehand to be able to work”, think again. Cyta leads the way.

Without any need of further comment, you may read the particular notice of vacant positions in Cyprus for yourselves (in Greek), in the corporate website

Source: Katalipsi Esiea
“Katalispi Esiea” stands for the assembly of salaried employees, various precarious workers, unemployed and students in the mainstream media sector, in Greece, a project that was initiated shortly after the December 2008 riots, specifically during the occupation of the ESIEA building in Athens (the headquarters of the Journalists’ Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers) that lasted from 10th to 16th of January 2009. The comrades hold weekly assemblies and carry out counter-informative actions to date.