PEO(Pancyprian Federation of Labour) Secretary-General Pampis Kyritsis in a letter sent to Minister of Labor, Welfare and Social Security Zeta Aimilianidou, which he makes public, clarifies in relation to employers’ suggestions on the terms of employment of employees that PEO is not going to accept unilateral decisions. alter the agreed framework.
it is mentioned in the letter, “lately we are watching that various suggestions on issues such as working hours, arrival time and departures from work, etc. are submitted by employers’ associations and institutions. falling within the terms of employment of employees as they are formed and agreed through Collective Bargaining Agreements ”.
Therefore, it is added, “we emphasize that in no case will we accept unilateral decisions that alter the agreed framework of work.”
“If such issues exist, they should be the subject of negotiations with the trade union movement,” it said.
Special reference is made to the need for employers to take all necessary protective measures to protect the safety and health of workers. “Apart from the general health measures, there are special working conditions in each area of economic activity, therefore, it is necessary for the measures to be specified and specialized with the involvement of trade unions as well,” it added. He calls on all those involved in the dialogue in the coming days to come to a conclusion “on specialized safety and health plans, for the protection of workers”.
At the same time, it is mention that “we have been informed that for the persons hired in February and March, the special unemployment benefit concerns the period from the decision of the Council of Ministers onwards. This regulation is problematic. “
These people have been unemployed and without income since the day the companies they worked for due to public health decisions suspended their work, he said, adding that “therefore the special unemployment benefit should be paid to them by on the day of the suspension of their work “.