The World Federation of Trade Unions joins its voice and supports the workers of the State Health Services Organization in Cyprus, who are holding an 8-hour strike in state hospitals today, October 25.
The strike is following the refusal of the Organization, which is a semi-public organization, to agree on a collective agreement for the workers who have been hired since the day the Organization was founded. It is noted that despite the long period of time given since the announcement of the strike, there has been no substantial intervention by the Ministry of Health and the Government.
The State Health Services Organizations’ staff, of all professions, participate in the strike, gathering outside public hospitals.
The workers’ assemblies have decided to escalate the strike action in case the State Health Services Organization continues not to accept the conclusion of a collective agreement, similar to the existing agreements of the wider public sector.
WFTU’s affiliate, PEO, and other trade unions as well, declared in a statement that they stand in solidarity with the workers and will cooperate to vindicate their struggle.