Speaking on behalf of trade union PEO, its general secretary Michalis Papanikolaou expressed support to the Australian comrade, condemning at the same time the position of the Australian Federal Government. Given the opportunity, he also condemned the reinstatement of the “adjustment of strikes issue” on behalf of the employers in Cyprus, which aims to penalise strikes and trade unionist action in general. The participants in the event sent the message that, through collective action, they will fight to ensure the vested, sacred and non-negotiable right to strike. Many of the benefits and rights we enjoy today as workers, which we take for granted, were the result of great strikes. Upon completion of the protest, a resolution was approved and submitted to the Australian High Commissioner.
Update: It is with great pleasure that we have been informed of the dropping of charges against John Lomax. When we stand united, we can achieve great things.