Limassol port halts strike before talks with government 

Limassol port halts strike before talks with government 

London: Workers at Limassol port are due to meet today with Marios Demetriades, Cyprus’ transport minister, to discuss strike action taken earlier this week, which will cease today.

The port’s porters association has halted its strike to being loading vessels with “delicate” cargo such as fruit, vegetables, foodstuffs and frozen food, the Cyprus Mail reports.

An indefinite strike was announced by workers on Tuesday to protest against the Cypriot government’s refusal to allow more people into the profession, but regular service has resumed.

The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce (KEVE) has called the strike unnecessary and has told the government to make a deal with the porters’ association because “the port industry’s paralysis is imminent”, reports say.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.

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