Talks underway to create ‘common front’ ahead of negotiations with creditors over labor reforms

19 July 2016
834 Views

Deliberations are ongoing to establish a “common front” by the Greek side – government, labor unions and employers’ groups – ahead of negotiations with institutional creditors over closely watched labor reforms demanded by the latter.

The relevant minister, Giorgos Katrougalos, will chair a meeting on Tuesday bringing together all the “Greek sides”, while another “parallel discussion” reportedly aims to find common ground between employers’ groups and unions for a new national collective bargaining agreement ahead of negotiations with creditors.

A series of issues were discussed between the minister and the head of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), Theodoros Fessas, on Monday. Those same issues are expected to be the focus on negotiations with creditors, i.e. a return of collective bargaining, company-level contracts, the role of the labor arbitration body, as well as changes in the law governing union activities in the country.

Employers’ groups have long cited “misinterpretations” in the way the current legal framework is applied, such as the way decisions are taken for proceeding with industrial actions.

You may be interested

The U.S Pentagon confirmed images of UFO’s over navy ships
DEFENCE
shares16 views
DEFENCE
shares16 views

The U.S Pentagon confirmed images of UFO’s over navy ships

Panos - Apr 14, 2021

The Pentagon has confirmed that images and videos showing unidentified flying objects buzzing over Navy warships off the coast of…

Tsitsipas moves into 16 at Monaco Masters after beating Karatsev in 2 sets
GREECE
shares12 views
GREECE
shares12 views

Tsitsipas moves into 16 at Monaco Masters after beating Karatsev in 2 sets

Panos - Apr 14, 2021

Fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to the final 16 of the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco after defeating Russia’s Aslan Karatsev…

Johnson & Johnson vaccine suspended in the US after blood clot cases reported
GREECE
shares21 views
GREECE
shares21 views

Johnson & Johnson vaccine suspended in the US after blood clot cases reported

Panos - Apr 14, 2021

The US federal health services are expected to request an immediate suspension of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.