Cyprus - Hotel workers reject compromise - March 31, 2016

Trade union DEOK representing hotel employees gave a resounding ‘no’ to a compromise agreement offered by the Labour Minister to avert strikes in the industry. The dispute between unions and hotel owners stems from collective agreements signed in 2013 providing a 15% cut in benefits. Now that the agreement has expired, employees want their benefits reinstated. A DEOK union representative said the offer bore no consideration for over 80% of hotel employees who received low wages (€600 to €700).


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