They request the payment of ATA and the implementation of the signed collective agreement
They held placards with slogans such as “Hands down from ATA”, “ATA respecting the agreed”, “ATA for all”
Today, Thursday, the employees of a hotel unit in Pafos went on a spontaneous strike demanding the payment of ATA and the implementation of the signed collective agreement.
With placards inscribed with slogans such as “Hands down from ATA”, “ATA respecting the agreed”, “ATA for all” employees of the specific hotel unit gathered outside their workplace in Paphos.
The Provincial Secretary of the Hotel Staff Branch of PEO Nikos Savvidis in his statements to KYPE expressed his regret over the fact that this particular company “violates the Law, as a result of which the hotel staff reacted”. He also announced that if they don't get the increases, the ATA and retroactives, the workers are not going to start work. Mr. Savvidis said that the work stoppage will continue indefinitely.
Unfortunately, he continued, 11 Paphos hoteliers are not implementing the agreement reached last October to grant increases to workers in the industry, noting that the unions support the workers' mobilization. At this stage, Mr. Savvidis said “no dialogue has been reached since the management's attitude is threatening and blackmailing”. of the Hoteliers' Association of the Greek Federation of Greek Orthodox Churches, stated that the employees of the specific hotel were paid, however their salary did not include the indexation allowance for which there was an opinion from the Legal Service of the Republic.
Mr. Ignatiou said that “there are decisions and opinions according to which all employees must receive an indexation allowance which was applied in many hotels but some companies did not apply it”.
Several companies in Paphos, he said, have not provided ATA and are awaiting their compliance. He added, however, that 70% of the companies in Paphos have granted the indexation allowance. He finally sent the message that the guilds do not wish to come into confrontation with anyone, however, he said, those that are agreed by the Law must be respected.