Cyprus - Construction workers strikes in demand of collective agreement - February 28, 2019

Around 15000 construction workers participated in a 24-hour strike to urge their employers to sign a collective agreement. According to the workers the refusal of employers to sign the collective agreement bill, that they negotiated on together but was suddenly dismissed by the employers, encourages illegal employment and unfair competition and allows employers to pay workers less than they should. The strike by construction workers also affected the work of around 10000 other employees such as electricians and civil engineers will also be affected. Contractors have asked the unions to continue negotiations.

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