Cyprus - Different opinions on labour shortages in hotel industry - March 31, 2019

The country’s hotel industry is facing severe labour shortages but on the reason behind the shortages opinions differ. According to employers in the sector there simply aren’t enough workers that can and are willing to work in the sector. They urge government to relax current regulations that prevent foreign non-EU college students from working on the island in the touristic season. The trade unions, on the other hand, have a different view on the matter. They accuse employers of willingly deregulating labour relations in order to keep the costs as low as possible. According to the unions the solution for the labour shortages lies in the hands of the employers. If they were willing to pay decent wages and offer normal working conditions more people would apply for jobs in the hotel sector.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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