Public sector employees in Cyprus to strike

Public sector employees in Cypris are to go on strike on September 19 to protest against recent statements by finance minister Harris Georgiades regarding further cuts in salaries and the taxation of a one off bonus allocated to public sector employees on their retirement.

The trade union of public sector employees (PASYDY) approved on September 15 a proposal for a 24-hour strike on Friday. Moreover, the Cyprus Workers Confederation (SEK) decided to stage a three-hour strike on the same day, from 7.30am to 10.30am local time (4.30-7.30am GMT).

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