Cyprus -Construction workers on strike -February 15, 2012

The construction industry came to a halt on February 14, after thousands of workers islandwide launched a 24-hour strike to protest employers’ decision to freeze pay rises and the Cost of Living Allowance (CoLA). Another grief was that permanent staff was being fired and being replaced with subcontractors and EU workers to save money. Work stoppage started at 7am, with strikers guarding sites until 10am to ensure no work was carried out and all building sites were free of subcontractors. Workers claimed that the freeze of CoLA rises for 2012 was in violation of the agreement reached early February between the Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEV) and the SEK and PEO unions.

English: http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cost-living-allowance/building-workers-warn ...

 

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 future editor – as from the March 2012 issue – Jan Cremers, at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl, or Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org, communications officer at the ETUI. The editor of this issue was Maarten van Klaveren, M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2012. To unsubscribe, please contact Mariya Nikolova.


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