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Measures to deal with undeclared work and Turkish Cypriots are discussed by the Labor Consultative Body

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The strengthening of measures to deal with undeclared and illegal work will be the focus of the Labor Advisory Body Session, which will take place on Friday, under the Minister of Labor Yiannis Panagiotou. A package of measures for Turkish Cypriots will also be discussed

The Labor Consultative Body, which will meet at 15:00, will discuss the increase in inspections and targeting in specific places and times.

Also on the agenda will be the expansion of the coordinated operations of the Inspection Service of the Ministry of Labor and the Aliens and Immigration Service of the Police.

The interconnection of the available systems will also be discussed. IT and existing databases to utilize data and information.

Conducting a campaign to reach out to third-country nationals aged 17-65 who are legally in Cyprus and are not identified as legally employed, but also to investigate the connection between employers who apply the practice of undeclared and illegal employment of foreigners and traffickers of illegal immigrants, it is also one of the topics that will concern the social partners.

The implementation of an information campaign on the consequences and effects of undeclared and illegal work in collaboration will also be discussed with the social partners and other competent bodies.

The electronic inventory of all employees in the information system of the Ministry of Labor and Social Insurance is also one of the measures that will be put in place.

Other measures that will be discussed are the imposition of an extra-judicial fine of €1000 for each case of undeclared work, the doubling of the extra-judicial fine in case of a possible repetition of the violation with a new case of undeclared work and the inclusion of liability to the main contractor in addition to the subcontractor, for cases of undeclared work.

As regards the package of measures for Turkish Cypriots, the payment of a widow's pension to beneficiaries, the right to participate in human resources programs under the action plan for the European Year of Skills and the right to participate in training programs of the Productivity Center as well as training seminars on European Union acquis issues.

The Minister will make statements to the media at 17.00.

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Source: reporter.com.cy

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