Workers End Limassol Strike

The indefinite strike in the Port of Limassol has been terminated as port unions have called their members to return to work after the government passed a new legislation on port workers’ rights.

Namely, the country’s parliament fast-tracked a bill aimed at allowing port authority employees to be reappointed to other posts within civil service as well as a voluntary retirement scheme, the Cyprus Mail reports.

The parliament also backed the privatization of the port.

The workers launched the strike on Monday, March 21st protesting against the privatization of the port and the selected bids, deeming them too low and voicing their fears on potential layoffs as a result of the privatization.

The strike saw maritime pilots, mechanics, and tugboat captains walk out to defend their rights against what they described as “mockery” on the part of the officials involved in the port privatization process.

The two-year privatization was concluded at the end of February when the new operators of the port’s container terminal, marine services and multi-purpose terminal were announced.

The privatization of commercial operations at Limassol and Larnaca has been agreed between Cyprus and international creditors as part of the country’s bailout plan.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jun 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

TRANSTEC 2018

TRANSTEC 2018 welcomes participants to explore Russian Ports and Shipping development opportunities…

read more >

Europort 2018

From 15-17 May 2018, the 12th edition of Europort Romania willl take place in the IDU Hall in Constanta…

read more >

The 27th World Gas Conference

The 27th World Gas Conference is the leading global industry event and is the definitive gathering of influential leaders, buyers and sellers, policy-makers and experts from around the world.

You will hear critical business insights and lively debates on the most topical issues facing the global gas industry today and in the future.

From 25-29 June 2018, Washington DC is expected to host 12,000 attendees, 500 speakers and 350 exhibitors representing, more than 600 companies from 100 countries.

Presented by the IGU, this is the largest and most high-profile gas event that is conducted by the industry for the industry.

Read More

read more >

SMM 2018

This is a must-attend event – a unique opportunity to meet key players, display business strengths, establish new contacts and exchange…

read more >