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Polis pensioners determined to tackle issues facing them


Pensioners union Ekysy on Saturday said that its members in the Polis Chrysochous district are determined to fight to resolve all the issues that they are currently facing.

According to an announcement by the union, referencing a meeting it held on March 24, pensioners in the Polis Chrysochous district demanded solutions to the many problems they are facing.

Aside from Polis Chrysochous, meetings were also held in Pomos Ayia Marina, Argaka and Prodromi.

Ekysy general secretary Costas Skarparis, who attended the meeting with Eleni Evripidou Hadjiantonas, informed the members of the organisation’s actions over the previous year, before providing assurances that the union will intensify its actions under the new government.

In addition, the announcement continues, Skarparis pledged that he would seek to have meetings with all relevant ministers as soon as possible, while he announced that a meeting with the deputy minister of labour and social insurance has already been set for April 6.

He also said he would promote the abolition of the 12 per cent penalty from pensions, the improvement of the legislation so that all male widowers are entitled to a widow’s pension, as well as the speeding up of the process of examining the applications of pensioners.

Moreover, he also said that the push for the operation of the 1450 call centre to serve the pensioners, and to deal with the problem of prohibitively expensive medicines through Gesy.

Finally, Skarparis also ensured the union’s members that he will also try to resolve the understaffing of the Polis Chrysochous hospital.

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