Cyprus -Privatisation plans lead to walk out -May 02, 2015

24-hour work stoppage, protest about their unsecure employment amid port privatisation plans.

Some 200 workers, making up two thirds of the workforce, began a 24-hour work stoppage in a protest about their unsecure employment amid port privatisation plans. Workers were expected to congregate outside the venue of a Communications Committee meeting, during which discussion on port privatisation continued. The communications minister had appealed to the trade unions to cancel the strike at the Limassol port over the government’s plans to privatise it. He stressed that differences were solved through discussions and not with strikes that only caused more problems rather than solving them, adding that he had already assured staff, during several meetings, that their rights would be protected.

English: http://in-cyprus.com/larnaca-and-limassol-port-strike-underway/    

 

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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