Cyprus - 1948 strike jointly commemorated - January 31, 2017

A special event to commemorate the miners’ strike of 1948 took place in Lefka in the north as Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots got together to remember a watershed moment in history where the two communities worked together in a long and sustained fight for workers’ rights. Organisers hope that the event will serve as a unifying message that both communities need to work together to enact social change. The 1948 strike, a landmark in the history of workers’ rights in Cyprus, was jointly declared by PEO and the Turkish Cypriot miners’ union and lasted for more than three months from 13 January to 17 May 1948.


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