Unions continue to demand that clocks go back

Turkish Cypriot unions and high school students are protesting against the government’s continuing decision not to observe daylight saving time (DST).

The outcry came after two schoolgirls and a school bus driver died when their vehicle was struck by a lorry early last Tuesday morning.

In response, the Council of Ministers decreed that public offices and schools should begin their day one half hour later at 08.30.

Unions have said that they will not alter their working hours and will continue to demand that the clocks are turned back by one hour in line with DST.

KTAMS Chairman Ahmet Kaptan, who made a statement at the General Headquarters of the Turkish Cypriot Public Servants Union on the subject, said that a demonstration will be held in front of the Prime Ministry between 17:00 and 19:00 today and that there will be a one day strike across the country on Tuesday.

Kaptan also said that ten Council  Ministers could not play with the destiny of this country and pointed out that the real owners of the country were the people and that they would continue with their protests today.

Kibris Gazetesi

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