Cyprus - Unions demand for change of working time - June 30, 2016

The Labour Office in the north of the country has joined forced with the Health Office in a bid to bring about changes to working hours during the heat wave currently gripping the island. A trade union spokesperson stated that workers should not be working during the hours of 12pm to 4pm. It should be against the law for employees to be put to work outdoors during those hours due to not only the risks from the heat but also from the possible high levels of humidity. Despite temperatures reaching over 40’ C, workers still have to work outdoors on construction sites or manual labour jobs.


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