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Calls to end of Vassilikos Cement strike action, Cyprus

15 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Civil Engineers yesterday asked the employees of Vassilikos Cement to resume work and resolve their differences to put an end to cement shortages which are severely impacting the domestic construction sector, the Cyprus mail reports. Employees at the cement factory went on indefinite strike over their collective agreements on 1 March. A few days later concrete makers said they were halting work because they had no cement left. “Construction sites are idle and works are postponed creati...

Vassilikos strike continues, Cyprus

09 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Striking cement factory workers yesterday moved their protest to Nicosia, picketing the Hellenic Mining Company, one of the main shareholders of Vassilikos Cement, according to Cyprus Mail reports. Employees of the Vassilikos cement factory have gone on an indefinite strike, saying their collective agreements were not being observed. Their strike followed the introduction of cost-cutting measures, including the scrapping of wage rises.

Vassiliko workers strike over wages, Cyprus

09 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Some 170 employees of the Vassiliko Cement Public Company staged a 24-hour warning strike over wage disputes, according to reports from the Cyprus Mail. Workers unions PEO and SEK accused the company of unilaterally proceeding with austerity measures which violated the collective agreements currently in place. Measures include the scrapping of wage rises and increments, changes in the overtime payment system and the handing out of only 50 per cent of the 14th salary. Despite the wage free...