ASTEPAIK will not participate in strike measures

ASTEPAIK (Independent Trade Union of Technical and Labor Personnel of the Cyprus Electricity Authority) will not participate in strike measures according to the announcement of the trade union, for the strike measures that have been announced by the other four trade unions active in the EAC.

As mentioned, as a guild, ASTEPAIK supports every effort to claim the rights for the well-being and safety of the whole or group of citizens and especially the staff of the EAC, by any individual or organized group, regardless of where they come from.

“However, we warn that participation in strike measures and matches whose goals are not clear from the beginning and officially recorded by the organizers, involves the risk of manipulating the participants to claim demands that do not concern them or that may not be compatible with them”, the announcement continues.

It is added that therefore ASTEPAIK will not participate in strike measures, which have not received detailed and official reasons and objectives, which were announced by the other four guilds active in the EAC.

It is noted that the remaining four guilds active in the EAC, making a distinction deliberately and on purpose, chose not to include a portion of colleagues, who work in the organization, during the consultation and decision-making on the purposes and organization of the measures.

“In advance, as ASTEPAIK, we had invited the 4 unions active in the organization in a letter to joint consultation and support in a joint struggle if necessary, which they consciously and purposely chose to ignore,” the statement adds.

It is reported that ASTEPAIK has taken the necessary actions to organize and take measures for issues and requests which are for the benefit of the employees of the organization and by extension the entire civil society, and is proceeding towards their implementation.

Source: KYPE

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