Cyprus -Union excluded from the negotiation table -February 20, 2014

The union of Cyprus Airways pilots PASYPI decided to take legal action against the airline’s decision to reduce its contribution to the workers’ provident fund, an agreement made with other unions but not with them. They condemned the ‘unilateral and illegal’ decision, which they said served to cover the losses to the provident fund of the rest of the staff, which collapsed due to mismanagement. The pilots demand full implementation of a restructuring plan, accusing the company of keeping excess staff on the payroll despite a reduction in the fleet and number of flights. The pilots have a separate provident fund.



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