11 lipnja 2003
In a judgment issued in late May 2003, a Greek court ruled the dismissals of many workers at Athenian Paper Mills SA (Softex) to be illegal, as redundancy legislation had not been observed. It stated that the workers are thus entitled to retroactive compensation for lost pay from the date they were made redundant in 2002 up to the date of the court ruling.
11 lipnja 2003
A number of Greek court rulings issued in April-June 2003 have focused on the issue of workers who are employed to meet the standing needs of employers for long periods under successive fixed-term employment contracts. The courts have upheld these workers' cases and converted their fixed-term contracts into open-ended contracts, in the light of the 1999 EU fixed-term work Directive.
26 svibnja 2003
In April 2003, a Greek Presidential Decree (PD) was issued regarding fixed-term contracts, aimed at transposing the 1999 EU Directive on the issue. However, on some points the content of the PD is seen by the social partners as inconsistent with the letter and the spirit of the Directive. This feature sets out the content of the Decree, together with an analysis of those points that the social partners do not feel fully serve the aims of the Directive.
09 travnja 2003
Following a large-scale redundancy at the Athenian Paper Mills SA (Softex) plant at Drama, Greece, in late 2002 and early 2003 the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Ministry of National Economy launched three new employment schemes for the workers left jobless. The measures include employment creation and subsidy schemes and support for self-employment.
31 ožujka 2003
In February 2003, the Greek Ministry of Labour and Social Security issued new legislative regulations aimed at reinforcing health and safety protection at work. Three new Presidential Decrees seek to improve the protection of: workers during pregnancy and after confinement; workers exposed to carcinogenic agents; and workers potentially exposed to explosive atmospheres.
30 ožujka 2003
The Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement (Panelinio Socialistiko Kinima, PASOK) government, headed by Prime Minister Konstantinos Simitis, continued its second successive four-year term in 2002. The next parliamentary elections are scheduled for the summer of 2004, but may be postponed until the autumn so as not to coincide with the 2004 Olympic Games, which will be held in Athens in August.
12 ožujka 2003
In February 2003, Greece's Areopagus (Supreme Court) made public a decision regarding the limits on trade union intervention in trials related to labour disputes. The Court took a restrictive view of such intervention.
10 veljače 2003
From January 2003, the provisions of new Greek legislation relating to working mothers’ eligibility for 'fictitious' contribution periods to pensions insurance came into effect. The new rules allow women to claim a certain period of pension contributions in respect of time spent having and bringing up children.
30 siječnja 2003
In October 2002, the Research Centre for Gender Equality (KETHI) conducted a study on 'Equal pay between men and women in collective bargaining'. The aim of the study - published in January 2003 - is twofold; on the one hand, to describe the general framework surrounding equal pay between men and women; and, on the other, to research and analyse the content of collective agreements (based on an examination of 154 sectoral and occupational collective agreements) and identify those that either foster or hinder equal pay.
19 siječnja 2003
In November 2002. the prosecutor of Greece's Supreme Court submitted a recommendation in favour of the intervention of trade unions in trials at the Court relating to labour disputes. This proposal has been warmly welcomed by the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE).