Cyprus port employees strike over privatization

According to the official information, around 200 employees of the Cyprus Ports Authority (CPA) went for a two-hour work stoppage on this Tuesday to protest against Troika-driven plans to privatize the organisation.

As the trade unionist Glafcos Constaninou said that they are protesting against “failure by the state to engage in a dialogue with the unions before going ahead with the privatization of semi-government organisations” .

Please also note that ports Authority workers are planning a 24-hour strike on Friday in protest over what they say are unfair promotions within the Cyprus Ports Authority (CPA).

The strike is organised jointly by four trade unions representing boat drivers, crane drivers, technicians, electricians and clerical officers; and is scheduled to take place at the Limassol port.

Please be advised that the work stoppage might affect the port operations. RCL Agencies will continue to monitor the situation and report further updates once available.