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Limassol port workers to strike January 16

Limassol, Cyprus (PortSEurope) January 14, 2019 – Limassol port’s workers plan to stage a 24-hour strike on January 16 to protest against the process at a court of arbitration on the dispute on the harbour staff’s collective labour agreement.

Trade union Segdamelin-Peo intends to hand a letter to Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades and to members of the council of ministers to explain the reasons for the tallymen and dockworkers discontent regarding their collective labour agreement.

As of February 1, the dockworkers will not permit any non-registered workers to work at the pier. The privatisation of Limassol port in 2017 caused the unrest of dockworkers who demanded that they handle 100% of the general cargo at the harbour. This is linked to suggestions that new operators were hiring temporary overseas workers.

Operators include DP World, Eurogate and G.A.P. Vassilopoulos Group.

Source: Cyprus Mail

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