Workplace Report (June 2018)

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Public sector pay in Cyprus

The Cyprus government has reached agreement with the island’s two main union confederations, SEK and PEO, on a gradual restoration of the cuts in public sector pay imposed in 2012 and 2013. The deal, which is planned to be extended to the whole public sector, foresees a return to pre-crisis pay levels by January 2023, with six staged increases, the first of which will be in July this year. 

For PASYDY, which is not part of either SEK or PEO and organises large numbers of public sector workers, this deal does not go far enough. In the light of Cyprus’s continuing economic growth, it wants an immediate reversal of the cuts, which saw pay fall in some cases by as much as 19%.

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