Cyprus - Teachers consider strike - September 30, 2016

The workers of the Episkopi desalination plant went on an indefinite strike after their request for negotiating a collective agreement was ignored by the employer. Limassol Water Co Ltd. SEK trade union’s representative at the company told that the employees, who work 12-hour shifts on a 24-hour basis seven days per week, had been warning the company of strike action since August. The unions submitted a request for a collective agreement ten months ago. After several meetings with the management and the labour ministry without agreement between the parties, the labour ministry submitted a mediation proposal. According to the union PEO, the offer was rejected by the unions as ‘unacceptable’. The workers decided to take strike action until there is a new proposal from the company for negotiating working conditions. The company management said that the strike is ‘arbitrary and violates the code of industrial relations’.

English: http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/09/12/desalination-plant-workers-strike …  

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