The umbrella organisation representing various pensioners’ organisations, yesterday protested against the Economic Package signed between Turkey and the TRNC.
They accused the Finance Minister Ersin Tatar of single-handedly taking it on himself to make decisions for the working people and retirees of the TRNC. They said that Cyprus has laws and that Mr Tatar is not above the law. Pensioners would not allow their hard-fought-for rights to be eroded by this agreement. They were especially angry about the fact that pension increases would no longer be linked to inflation.
Pensioners felt that the package included misguiding phrases that masked a danger to the TRNC and its citizens, particularly the measures encouraging privatisation.