Cyprus - Unions ask for moderate pay increases - January 7, 2010

Trade unions have announced that they are determined to demand pay increases in 2010, be it moderate. The Democratic Labour Federation of Cyprus (DEOK) said its general council had agreed to pursue salary increases of 1.5% in the public and semi-public sector, and that it would responsibly support improving workers’ incomes. The larger Pancyprian Federation of Independent Trade Unions (PEO) also said it would “follow a responsibly restrained policy in seeking increases”, pointing out that increases would mirror the average increase of productivity of the past three years. PEO said it was particularly concerned by the violations of collective agreements, the exploitation of foreign workers as cheap and unprotected labour, and the refusal of many employers to accept workers’ rights to organise.



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