Unemployment has become a way of life for tens of millions of peoples all over the world. For some decades now, this phenomenon continues be one of the must serious problems of the World Economy.
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Recently, the European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, Michel Barnier, visited Cyprus and met, among other, with representatives of the trade and the employers’ unions.
The goal of the Commissioner’s visit, according to him, was to see the degree to which the Republic of Cyprus is complying with the various legislations
TRADE UNION TRAINING AND OTHER FURTHER EDUCATION INITIATIVES
Until the year 2002, the Trade Union training and further education of salaried Trade Unionists and thousands of members of PEO was carried out by the Central Educational Department which started its operation in 1941 when the Federation was established.
THE MESURES TO TACKLE THE CRISIS IN EUROPE AND CYPRUS
One after the other European governments in their attempts to tackle the economic crisis and huge deficits and debts are taking harsh austerity measures which include cuts in wages, social benefits, pensions and other benefits of working people. The reaction everywhere has been fierce and millions
The improvement of the work quality in a small enterprises
We consider that the measures to be taken should lead to:
(a) The improvement of the technological level of the enterprises
The technological level of the Cyprus enterprises is generally low and the investments made in the last years, especially in the manufacturing sectors, are insufficient to make smaller the gap which exists between Cyprus and the countries of the European Union.
The Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is one of the most important successes of the Trade Union Movement in Cyprus. This credible achievement has not been given to the working people as a present from anybody but it was the outcome of hard and persistent struggles dated ba
THE ACCESSION OF CYPRUS TO THE EURO-ZONE - CHALLENGES AND CONCERNS
As it is known, as from 1.1.2002, twelve countries of the European Union adopted the Euro as their common currency and created a Euro-zone with almost 300 m. people, and representing 19,4% of the World Gross Domestic Product and 18,6% of the World Trade
WAGES AND BENEFITS ENJOYED BY GREEK AND TURKISH CYPRIOTS WORKERS
In 1995, within the framework of the activities of “All-Cyprus Trade Union Forum”, two Sub-Committees have been established in order to study “The repercussions on the working people as a result of the future accession of Cyprus in the European Union”.