PM brokers deal to avert EL-SEN strike

Prime Minister Irsen Kucuk emerged from the Council of Ministers meeting held this afternoon to announce that agreement had been reached on the debts owed by the Near Eastern University.

It had been agreed that the university could offset payments due to from the state against unpaid electricity bills as well as unpaid social security contributions for its staff.

Mr Kucuk said that in future, the university would pay its social security contributions in a timely manner so that staff could benefit from these.

As for electricity payments, these would be made under a payment plan yet to be agreed.

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