From September 13, Ergani, a new information system will be introduced in Cyprus.
All local employers will be forced to report on employees hired.
This was announced by the Secretary General of the Cyprus Workers Confederation Andreas Matsas. By the way, such a system has been operating for several years in Greece, which agreed to share software with Cyprus completely free of charge.
The use of Ergani is expected to help reduce the number of employees not officially registered with various companies and organizations. The system assumes that the employer will need to provide in electronic form all data about their employees, at least one day before hiring.
Thanks to these innovations, the government of the country intends to strengthen supervision of the labor market and increase the flow of funds to the Social Insurance Fund.
With the introduction of Ergani, a certificate of employment will be issued through the system and only in electronic form the day before the employee leaves for work.
Thus, from September 13, the recruitment procedure will be changed, as it will be processed electronically through the website ergani.mlsi.gov.cy, more easily and without unnecessary bureaucracy. The site also contains all the necessary information about the operation of the system. In addition, the Ministry of Labour has appointed public relations officers at each social security office to provide additional information and assistance if needed. At the same time, the new procedure will simplify the control over undeclared employment.
Each employer will be required to keep a register in which he must enter the dates of hiring employees, the personal data of each of them (serial number, first name, surname, ID number, social security number, date of employment and date of start of work).
It is noted that the Ergani system, which is one of the most modern in the EU, was donated to Cyprus by Greece in accordance with an agreement between the countries' Ministers of Labour concluded in 2018. In the future, the new system will be used, among other things, to inform the relevant services about the conditions of staff recruitment, since the goal is for Ergani to become the main instrument for monitoring the labor market.