Strovolos retirees denounce the government for insensitivity
The Assembly of retired members of the Strovolos Local Organization was massive of EKYSY which took place on Sunday, February 11 at the “Parnassos” House in Strovolos.
Niki Matthaiou addressed the meeting on behalf of POGO Strovolou and the main speaker was G.G. of EKYSY Kostas Skarparis.
The pensioners were informedfor all matters concerning and of interest to pensioners and for the action and efforts of EKYSY to resolve them. As K. Skarparis mentioned, the Organization claims to take measures to deal with the accuracy that has crushed the households of pensioners and especially low pensioners while at the same time fighting for the abolition of the 12% penalty on the pensions of those who choose to retire at the age of 63 .
Also, for years EKYSY has been asking for a change in the legislation so that all widowers have the right to a widow's pension.
< p>G.G. of EKYSY also referred to the need so that all pensioners have the right to free transport by public transport and noted that the Organization has sent too many times letters to the competent Ministers to restore this right.
In addition, it was emphasized that, among other things, permanent and chronic requests of EKYSY are the restoration of the Easter allowance and the mother's allowance, the treatment of the problems created by the implementation of the NHS and especially the cost of medicines and the speeding up of the application examination process by the Welfare Benefits Management Service and the Social Insurance Fund, but also to solve the problem by contacting the above services.
After the completion of the placement by G.G. of the EKYSY, the pensioners submitted questions about the issues that concern them and gave their opinions emphasizing the difficulties they face in their daily lives but also criticizing the Christodoulidis government for not supporting the pensioners and keeping its ears closed to their just requests.