Stelios Gavriel, new OSEOK President, (Cypriot FIEC Member Federation)
A new Central Council of the Federation of the Building Contractors Associations of Cyprus (OSEOK) has been appointed after the ratification of its members by the General Assembly of the Federation, which took place on 11 June 2021; and Mr. Stelios Gavriel has been elected as new President, as successor of Mr. Costas Roushas.
Stelios Gavriel was born in Nicosia in 1970 and graduated in 1987 from the Lyceum Ethnomartyr Kyprianou in Strovolos and then served in the National Guard. He studied Civil Engineering in London.
He is a registered member of both the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) and the Cyprus Association of Civil Engineers (SPOLMIK). Stelios Gavriel is also an active member of the Council for the Registration and Control of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors in Cyprus.
For the last six years, Mr. Gavriel has been an active member of the Central Council of OSEOK and has also been a member of the Federation of Employers and Industrialists (OEB).
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EU infringement procedure – implementation of posted workers directive
The European Commission has opened an infringement procedure against 24 Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland) for not complying with all or part of the provisions in the directive on the implementation of posted workers’ rights (Directive 2014/67/EU). As a reminder, this directive seeks to strengthen the practical application of rules on the posting of workers, in particular to combat fraud. It also obliges Member States to put in place effective and dissuasive sanctions in the case of fraud.
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