Cyprus - Employers seeks to restrict strike rights in essential services - April 30, 2016

The Cyprus Employers’ Federation’s new chair believes a law restricting strike action in essential services is paramount. The OEB federation has drafted its own proposals on curbing strikes at hospitals and state utilities based on the argument that the economy is fragile and the expectations of unions are unjustifiably high. The Employers have sent that draft document to President Nicos Anastasiades and four key ministers – Labour, Finance, Commerce and Health.


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