Cyprus - Union federation calls on public to protest tax hikes - April 15, 2010

The Cyprus Democratic Labour Federation (DEOK) has urged the public to take to the streets and protest any new taxes the government decides to impose, “whether this involves fuel, food, pharmaceuticals or any other product of basic need”. The union’s General Secretary, Diomidis Diomidous, said DEOK was determined to strongly protest new tax increases, after it was announced that there would be almost a 10% increase in fuel tax. According to the government this hike, along with similar increases on taxation of foodstuff, water and pharmaceuticals, follows from Cyprus’ obligations to the EU, but the parliamentary opposition claims that the country could actually be exempt from the hikes.




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) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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