Factsheet for case CY-2020-11/453 – measures in Cyprus
|Country||Cyprus , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 12 March 2020 – 30 April 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Income protection beyond short-time work
– Extensions of income support to workers not covered by any kind of protection scheme
|Author||Loucas Antoniou (INEK) and Eurofound|
|Case created||10 April 2020 (updated 06 May 2020)|
The scheme aims to support educators working in the afternoon programmes implemented by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth. The scheme is found among a bundle of other measures announced by the government entitled 'Support Measures of Budgetary Nature for the Confrontation of Coronavirus´.
The employment status of these groups of educators is on a different base than the educators working in the morning primary or secondary education and are not covered by other measures announced by the government. They are assumed as self-employed service providers.
The Scheme provides for the full remuneration of approximately 5,000 persons working in the afternoon and evening programmes of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth including: the Music Schools, the Sport Schools, the State Institutes of Further Education, the Adult Education Centers, the Optional all-day Schools, the Afternoon and Evening Programmes of the Technical Schools and the programme 'Actions for School and Social Integration'.
It is noted that all persons employed in the above schools and programmes are working on a contract base during the academic year only and are considered as self-employed without very restricted benefits in comparison with their colleagues in the morning schools.
The beneficiaries of the schemes is approximately 5,000 persons and the budget available is €3 million.
|Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners jointly
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|Form||Direct consultation outside a formal body||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The government has consulted the social partners - i.e. trade unions, employers' organizations and the political parties - and the measure is an outcome of agreement among them.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|P - Education||P85 Education|
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
Eurofound (2020), Scheme for the remuneration of contract workers and self-employed in the afternoon programmes of the Ministry of Education, case CY-2020-11/453 (measures in Cyprus), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.