The issue of the 13th salary is pending for which a new meeting has been fixed
A mediation proposal by the Ministry of Labor at a hotel in Paphos was accepted by both sides in relation to the payment of ATA, but the issue of the 13th salary is pending, for which a new meeting was set in Nicosia at the Mediation Department at 10:00 in the morning of March 14. as the representatives of PEO and SEK stated at the KYPE.
The Department of Labor Relations of the competent Ministry was activated after the mobilization of workers in hotels in Pafos for circumventing the collective agreements and non-performance of the ATA and today Thursday at 10:00 in the morning all the parties involved appeared at the District Office.
In the letter sent by the Ministry, it calls for the withdrawal of any strike or other measures, so that the procedures of the Industrial Relations Code are respected.
In their statements to the KYPE on the sidelines of the meeting, the District Secretary of the Hotel Employees Branch of PEO Nikos Savvidis and Koulis Ignatiou, Secretary of the Association of Hoteliers of SEK, stated that a mediation proposal was made, which was accepted by both sides, to give ATA to all staff with effect from January 1, 2023 and to give increases of 1.5% or 2.5% accordingly again to all staff with effect from January 1, 2023, retroactively.
According to Mr. Savvidis and Mr. Ignatiou, the increases of 1.5% – 2.5% depend on the fact that some employees got a raise in 2020 or 2021, 50 euros or 100 euros based on the agreement and consequently they they must receive a 1.5% increase from January 1, 2023 retroactively. Those who did not get a raise in 2020 – 2021 those employees will get a 2.5% raise.
They also added that the 13th remains pending where a new meeting was set in Nicosia at the Mediation Department at 10:00 in the morning of March 14.
The trade unionists said that after that they will go shortly to the hotel in Paphos whose employees went on a spontaneous work stoppage in order to inform the employees of the agreement in principle as well as the scheduled meeting of March 14 in order to approve it by a majority to proceed with its implementation.
However, according to union representatives, half of Paphos hoteliers do not implement the agreement reached last October to grant increases to employees.
Also from January 1st they would have to pay one second of ATA to the workers.