News Local Sek union expresses concern over rise in fatal labour accidents

Sek union expresses concern over rise in fatal labour accidents

Sek trade union on Wednesday voiced concern over the rise in the number of fatal labour accidents.

If the minimum safety requirements had been  in place, these accidents could have been avoided, it said in an announcement.

The union has discussed the issue with Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou, who gave assurances that she will soon call a Health and Safety Committee council to discuss safety in the workplace.

“It is inconceivable that we remain passive, when the Minotaur in the workplace is becoming more aggressive. We have highlighted the collective responsibility of social actors for increased efforts aimed at safer workplaces,” Sek general secretary Andreas Matsas said.

Sek wants to contribute to an upgrade of existing frameworks in the Health and Safety Committee, legislation on workplace safety and to an increase in the number of staff working at the Labour Inspection Department, it said.

Four people have already lost their lives in labour accidents in Limassol so far this year, equal to the total number of fatal labour accidents for the whole of Cyprus both in 2016 and in 2017. In 2018 there were eight fatal labour accidents in Cyprus.

Read more:

https://in-cyprus.com/union-calls-for-action-as-fatal-labour-accidents-spike/

Top Stories

War fears in Karabakh as Armenia and Azerbaijan clash with civilian casualties

  Armenia declared martial law and mobilised its male population after clashes with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region in which sources on both sides...

Government requests almost 3 million for additional Covid testing and contact tracing

  The Health ministry is seeking 2.9 million euro in additional funds to cover Covid-19 testing and subsequent contact tracing, urgently needed as virus infections...

EU Health Commissioner Kyriakidou in self-isolation after contact with covid case

  The Cypriot EU Health Commissioner has been in home self-isolation since yesterday, following close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case. Stella Kyriakidou reported the story...

Macron says Belarus Lukashenko must go: paper

  Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko must accept the logic of democracy and quit power, French President Emmanuel Macron told le Journal du Dimanche. Belarus, a former...

Driver under the influence of cannabis in Paphos

  A twenty nine year old has been arrested in Paphos for driving under the influence of cannabis as well as a series of traffic...

Taste

Sheftalies

Sheftalies, a very tasty dish from the charcoal grill, are minced meat shaped into small sausages and wrapped in “panna” (suet). Panna is a...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...

Souvlakia

Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...