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Do the trade unions engage in specific activities recruiting or supporting/defending the rights of migrants groups?

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30/01/2012 - 11:23
Short Answer

Other than training and awareness measures, no.

Qualitative Info

Trade unions carry out training seminars (targeting mostly the Cypriot and non-Cypriot trade unionists amongst their ranks)and awareness campaigns through the publication of leaflets in the languages of the major immigrant groups. Some ombudsman's reports record incidents where trade unions have intervened to prevent the unwarranted or arbitrary deportation of migrants by the immigration authorities. In unionised industries, all employees, Cypriot or non-Cypriot, usually become members of one of the two major trade unions (SEK or PEO) - no special recruitment efforts are made. In the non-unionised industries, such as domestic work, no efforts have been made to recruit members.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Asylum seekers
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Employment - labour market
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