Cyprus - Turkish Cypriot public sector workers on strike - January 31, 2016

The Turkish Cypriot public sector trade union Kamu-Sen has warned of legal and industrial action if 13th month salaries are not paid by January 25. Firing the warning in a written statement, trade union stated efforts to seek help from both the Republican Turkish Party CTP and National Unity Party UBP coalition ‘hit a brick wall’. The union went on to complain that the coalition partners were left egg-faced over the water pipelines issue and that embarrassment was compounded by fraudulent activities concerning the Turkish Cypriot electricity board and the airport at Tymbou. The union said the 13th salary was a legal right of the public sector and that the coalition was in violation by not paying it.


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