Cyprus - Call for unemployment benefit period to be prolonged - December 1, 2009

The SEK union confederation has called for the unemployment benefit period to be extended from six to nine months, as a social measure to counter growing joblessness in the midst of the economic crisis. SEK cited statistics, according to which 17 to 29% of all registered as unemployed are out of a job for six months or more. The union confederation urged the Minister of Labour to give the issue top priority.

English: http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/call-dole-period-be-extended-six-nine-months

 

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