Cyprus - International unions urge government to return to social dialogue - August 10, 2010

ICEM (International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions) General Secretary Manfred Warda, in a letter to Prime Minister İrsen Küçük, expressed anger at the police violence in Northern Cyprus on Monday, 2 August, when a peaceful protest was attacked by police in riot gear. 24 trade unionists were briefly arrested. Warda stated in his letter, “The ICEM shares the belief of our affiliate EL-SEN that trade unions must be included in the social dialogue process and in all considerations over new legislation that will directly affect workers’ fundamental rights.” The ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) and the ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) also called on the authorities to end the policy of anti-union harassment and to return to negotiations and social dialogue.

English: http://www.icem.org/en/78-ICEM-InBrief/3946-ICEM-Urges-Northern-Cyprus ...

http://www.ituc-csi.org/repression-of-trade-unions-in.html?lang=en

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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