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Ground handlers in Larnaca and Paphos airports to strike on Thursday


Airport ground staff in Larnaca and Paphos are going on strike on Thursday citing a lack of response from the government and authorities over their industrial dispute.

In an announcement on Tuesday, Pasey – Peo and Sek unions representing hourly paid staff who work for LGS, said they would go on strike as they had not received a response to a letter sent on October 7.

The unions stated their decision was shared to the transport ministry, the intermediary company representing the labour ministry and Hermes airports.

Despite discussing the issues with all parties involved, unions said they had yet to receive a response.

In September, employees of a ground staff company LGS that lost its contract at the airports called an impromptu strike over fears they would be made redundant. Their union claims the jobs of 70 workers at Paphos airport and 40 at Larnaca airport were now at risk.

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