Internal restructuring
Kypros / Kibris; Kypros / Kibris; Kypros / Kibris
Location of affected unit(s)
Limassol and Larnaka
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.2 - Support activities for transportation

155 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 June 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 August 2008


The Port Councils of Limassol and Larnaka announced the implementation of a voluntary early retirement plan that could result in the loss of 133 jobs for dockworkers. This decision aims at reducing operating costs and increasing the ports' competitiveness by hiring 155 younger dockworkers. Νew dockworkers will earn approximately 60% less than their older fellow worker (the average age of current dockworkers is 61). The cost of the retirement plan is estimated at EUR 26.4 million. The bill, which is the result of long-lasting negotiations between trade unions, maritime agencies and the Ministry of Communications and Works, is to be approved by the House of Representatives (the Parliament of Cyprus). The bill defines how funds will be raised and used in order to finance the voluntary retirement scheme. Final consent from dockworkers is expected to be obtained in the general workers’ assemblies that will be held on 14 July 2007.


  • 25 June 2008: Politis
  • 24 June 2008: Stockwatch


Eurofound (2008), Limassol and Larnaka Ports, Internal restructuring in Cyprus, factsheet number 66779, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66779.