04 Říjen 2006
This paper analyses the capacity of Cyprus’s social partners to effectively engage in social dialogue at various levels. The paper forms part of a wider, comparative project, managed by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Ireland) and the Work Life Development Programme (Sweden). It is aimed at helping social partners in the 10 new EU Member States and the three acceding and candidate countries (Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey) to build their capacity for social dialogue with a view to anticipating and managing change. The report concentrates on studying the organisational, financial, and personnel capacities of the national, central organisations of employers and trade unions for anticipating and managing change, anticipating future developments and implementing outputs.
01 Říjen 2006
On 29 June 2006 – exactly three weeks after a bargaining deadlock was declared on 8 June 2006 – the social partners accepted the mediation proposal put forward by the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance (Υπουργείου Εργασίας και Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων, MLSI ) for a new industry-wide collective labour agreement (SSE) for the construction sector. The two-year agreement, which will take effect retroactively from 1 January 2006, will expire on 31 December 2007 and covers approximately 25,000 workers in the sector.  http://www.mlsi.gov.cy/mlsi/mlsi.nsf/dmlindex_en/dmlindex_en?OpenDocument
24 Září 2006
During a specially convened press conference on 17 July 2006, the two biggest trade union organisations in Cyprus – the Pancyprian Federation of Labour (Παγκύπρια Εργατική Ομοσπονδία, PEO ) and the Cyprus Workers’ Confederation (Συνομοσπονδία Εργαζομένων Κύπρου, SEK ) – presented a common framework of positions and demands, in which they call for social dialogue to begin immediately on the issue of modernising the industrial relations system. PEO and SEK’s joint initiative is in effect a follow-up to a previous effort in the same direction dating from February 2006, in which the Democratic Labour Federation of Cyprus (Δημοκρατική Εργατική Ομοσπονδία Κύπρου, DEOK ) also took part (*CY0602104F* ).  http://www.peo.org.cy/  http://www.sek.org.cy/index.php?lang=2&l1=0  http://www.deok.org.cy/  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/unions-seek-social-dialogue-on-modernisation-of-industrial-relations
18 Září 2006
On 19 May 2006, in a circular addressed to the general directors of the ministries, the Planning Bureau and the Accountant General of the Republic, the Ministry of Finance announced a series of decisions and guidelines in relation to the procedure for drawing up and submitting the state budget for 2007. Of the six main general guidelines that had been approved by the Council of Ministers of 3 May 2006, one recommendation was to maintain the total number of permanent and temporary civil servants at 2006 levels, or even reduce the number where possible, rather than creating new jobs or upgrading existing jobs during 2007. This guideline provoked strong opposition from the trade union movement.
05 Září 2006
In May 2006, bargaining began for the renewal of the collective labour agreement (SSE) in the hotel industry, which expired on 31 March 2006. The framework of demands for the new agreement covers about 16,000 workers and includes both pay and non-pay elements.
05 Září 2006
In April 2006, the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance launched a series of meetings at national and local level to provide information to the employer organisations on two schemes aimed mainly at increasing the employment of people with disabilities in the private sector. The schemes were presented in detail at the first briefing at national level, held on 14 April 2006, and attended by representatives of Cyprus’s two major employer organisations, the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Κυπριακό Εμπορικό και Βιομηχανικό Επιμελητήριο, ΚΕΒΕ ) and the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (Ομοσπονδία Εργοδοτών και Βιομηχάνων Κύπρου, ΟΕΒ ).  http://www.ccci.org.cy/  http://www.oeb.org.cy/main/default.aspx
28 Únor 2006
In February 2006, Cyprus's main trade union organisations - the Democratic Labour Federation of Cyprus (DEOK), Pancyprian Federation of Labour (PEO) and Cyprus Workers' Confederation (SEK) - asked the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance to launch a social dialogue on modernisation of the country's system of industrial relations. This article presents details of the unions' proposals.
13 Únor 2006
In February 2006, a nationwide work stoppage called jointly by all the trade union organisations in Cyprus will be held to protest the proposed EU Services Directive (Bolkestein Directive).
13 Únor 2006
British American Tobacco has decided to terminate operations in Cyprus, leaving 89 employees redundant by the end of March 2006. Here we present the reasons for the decision, along with the content of the agreement between the company and the employees on the terms governing the exit of the redundant workers.
05 Únor 2006
I a session held on 8 December 2005, the House of Representatives approved and passed into law the draft bill entitled '(Ratifying) (Amending) Law of 2005 concerning the Workers’ Representatives Convention'. The above mentioned legislation was expected to be in place by 23 March 2005, however, despite initial planning, because of the different approach of employers and trade unions it was postponed. The enforcement of Convention 135 which has been a demand of the Cyprus Workers' Confederation (SEK) since 1996, is regarded as an important development in the area of employee participation.