The extraordinary Pancyprian Congress of PEO was held on Wednesday 7/09/2022 with the participation of hundreds of workers-members from all sectors.
The work of the Congress which discussed the issues that arise for workers after the government’s decision to issue the decree on the minimum wage started with a speech by the Secretary General of PEO Sotiroula Charalambous, which was adopted by the Congress and then a discussion followed.
In their speeches, the participants criticized the government which has once again chosen sides with its decision to issue the decree on the minimum wage and to serve the interests of employers, ignoring the need to tackle deregulation of labor by establishing a basic framework of minimum rights for non-unionized unprotected workers.
The Congress decided to hold a mass mobilization as well as to organize an information campaign for workers in the workplace with the aim of claiming the demands and defending collective agreements.
In addition, the Congress, after evaluating the conditions as they have been formed with the tremendous pressure on workers from the ongoing and intensifying wave of increase in basic consumer goods, electricity and fuel, reaffirmed the demands of PEO for the implementation of protection measures for the workers and the full reintroduction of Automatic Cost of Living Indexation for all workers.