The employees at Limassol port will resume their strike immediately after the Easter holidays, after strained last-minute talks with the Ministry of Labour failed to produce an agreement.
The port workers held a 24-hour warning strike on Monday, protesting against salary cuts and reduction in working hours. The workers are demanding their annual pay rise that is included in the collective agreements, as well as their 14th salaries.
On Tuesday morning Limassol port reopened for business after port workers decided to suspend their strike following the intervention of Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou.
Three ships were to be serviced on Wednesday and 1,200 containers unloaded. Four more ships are expected to be serviced on Thursday while hundreds of containers wait to be loaded for export.
Similar strikes two months ago halted all commercial activity in and out of the island as trade unions objected to government plans to proceed with the privatisation of semi-government organisations, including the Cyprus Ports Authority, over the next four years.
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