Labour / Social Rights
YKP Statement on privatisation of water In the northern part of Cyprus, we have reached a very critical point regarding the privatisation of water… YKP is against the privatisation of water like it has been since December 2010 when it was first declared that the water would be privatised. The agreed upon text infiltrated the press and when it is examined we can see that it includes very heavy provisions.
In a society where all different categories of people must fit into boxes so that capitalism can sell them customized products we proudly remain queers. Queers are constantly under surveillance because they don’t fit into binaries, they deviate from the norms, because their very existence disrupts the patriarchal system; therefore they must be disciplined, they must be punished Last Saturday, starting at 16:30 from Nicosia's Faneromeni Square, the 1st Queer Street Party —a radical initiative of groups and activists from all over the island and abroad— reclaimed both the streets of gentrified Nicosia Old Town and the Pride Parade.
Statement by YKP-fem, Queer Cyprus, Sispirosi Atakton, Initiative Against Fascist Threat, faq - published on 17th May. Πατήστε εδώ για την ελληνική μετάφραση Türkçe için tıkla On the occasion of the May 17, International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), we are taking the opportunity to condemn/criticize every form of oppression which are continuously being pushed on people who are outside the so-called norms.
Following Eurogroup's decision on 2013, part of the deal between the Conservatives government and the international creditors was a public-sector hiring freeze, which is been renewed yearly. Another provision of the deal was the gradual dismissal of some 4500 public-sector employees until 2016.
Workers for AQUASOL and MARISMARE hotels continue to protest for their several months of unpaid salaries and social security contributions. Their bosses bankrupted one company, rendering it under Bank of Cyprus supervision, but also diverted assets that could pay the workers salaries to another company, leaving the staff in legal limbo.
Following the European Commission disapproval of the state aid CY received, and the state's decision to revoke the company's flight certificate that left the company with no other option but to dissolve, the former workers and their trade unions announced a protest outside the Parliament building this Thursday. Their demands include setting a concrete time-frame for the state to fulfil its responsibilities stemming from the labour law and the CY contracts, reassurance that the pension fund is viable, and the opportunity to be re-employed in the new company that will carry the name Cyprus Airways.
According to VTT Vasiliko Ltd (VTTV), on the afternoon of Monday the 5th of January 2015, a vessel hit the jetty of the VTT Vasiliko Ltd (VTTV) oil storage terminal in Vasiliko, Cyprus. The vessel, carrying gasoil, hit the jetty with the stern in an attempt to evacuate the berth during extreme weather conditions.
1. Year begins with strikes in Limassol Port Workers for Greek subcontractor construction company VIOTEK went on a lengthy strike after the company made it clear they will not honour contracts and collective agreements binding the sector.
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by Γιακουμής ο Ράφτης Does the University of Barcelona exploit its workers? This was the question posed by many big-sized protest signs which appeared two months ago at the Faculty of History, Geography and Philosophy.