Cyprus - Dispute over nurses’ wages solved - March 31, 2017

The Minister of Health announced that the government has granted state nurses their long-standing demand for higher entry-level wages to match their university level qualifications. The agreement was achieved during a meeting with delegations of the nurses’ union Pasyno and the nurses’ branch of the civil servants’ trade union Pasydy. The demand of the state nurses to be paid higher wages to match their university level qualifications, was put forward in 2011. The administration’s reluctance in granting this request citing financial issues, led in the past to a number of strikes by nurses in state hospitals.

English: http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/03/03/govt-agrees-higher-entry-level ...  

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