Cyprus -Port workers back to the negotiation table -March 07, 2014

Port workers have called off a strike in favour of further negotiations with the Cyprus Port Authority (CPA). The workers and CPA entered a conflict when they authority announced it would abolish overtime payments in line with the rest of the public sector. Port workers have argued that they constitute a special case, because their overtime is not voluntary, as ships must be offloaded whenever they arrive and in whichever weather conditions. While the port workers have been implementing overtime bans and warning strikes over the last weeks, an all-out strike was averted as the CPA tabled new proposals. Trade unions have confirmed that industrial actions will be suspended as the parties return to the negotiation table.

English: http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/03/07/port-to-operate-as-normal-this-weekend ...

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. 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.


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