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Tackling the Intensifying Labour Shortage in the EU

The EU is facing a labour shortage crisis despite historically low unemployment rates, posing challenges for member states like Cyprus. To address this, strategies such as selectively attracting immigrants, activating the dormant labour force through training, embracing flexible working arrangements, and innovating workforce management with digital transformation are crucial.

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Tackling Labour Shortages: Cyprus Embraces Third Country Nationals

Cyprus is integrating third country nationals to combat labour shortages, with support from the government, employers, and trade unions. An advisory committee is being formed to shape policy changes and improve living conditions for international workers, aiming to enact new laws before autumn to boost economic growth and social cohesion.

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Knowledge of Greek set to impact work permits

The impact of Greek language proficiency on work permits in Cyprus is significant, with Minister of Labour Yiannis Panayiotou highlighting its importance for integration and service sector jobs. This new requirement aims to address labour shortages and strengthen workforce regulations, emphasizing the need for proficient Greek skills in the workplace.

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Addressing Labour Shortages and Enhancing Maternity Leave in Cyprus

Proposed amendments in Cyprus seek to extend maternity leave to 22 weeks for first child by birth/surrogacy and 20 weeks for first child by adoption, with potential extensions for premature or hospitalized infants. Labour advisory committee to discuss labour shortages and pivotal labour regulations, including potential employment of thirdcountry nationals and electronic declaration of terms of employment. These progressive amendments reflect a move towards familyfriendly policies and a modernization of Cyprus’ labour laws.

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Labour Market Disconnect: A Critical Analysis

The labour market disconnect in Cyprus postCOVID19 highlights the gap between business needs and government policies. Due to EU workers leaving during the pandemic and not returning, Cyprus faces labour shortages. Government efforts to allow hiring from third countries have been slow, creating challenges, especially in tourism and hospitality industries, which have seen increased demand. A more responsive policy is needed to align with business requirements and economic growth.

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