05 prosinca 2002
The Greek Confederation of Public Servants (ADEDY) has called strike action in December 2002 to express its opposition to the government's incomes policy and the low increases in pay for public servants included in the 2003 budget. ADEDY is calling for an increase in the minimum wage for public servants, claiming that their pay is among the lowest in the EU.
20 studenog 2002
A number of fatal workplace accidents during 2002, including a number at Olympic Games worksites, have raised concerns over Greece's increasing level of accidents at work. Trade unions have responded with strikes at a number of workplaces affected by major accidents and calls for tighter regulation. The government has taken a number of measures and promised new legislation.
07 studenog 2002
In July 2002, the Greek government issued a Presidential Decree on the safeguarding of employees’ rights in transfers of undertakings, in order to transpose the amended 1998 EU Directive on the issue.
07 listopada 2002
In September 2002, Greece's GSEE trade union confederation demanded an improved legislative framework regarding the protection of employees in the event of mergers and takeovers.
07 listopada 2002
A decision of Greece's National Commission on Human Rights, issued in September 2002, recommends the re-examination of the institution of 'leasing' employees through temporary work agencies. The decision questions the constitutionality of the recently created legislative framework for temporary work agencies and proposes measures for the effective monitoring of the existing legislation by the competent bodies.
11 rujna 2002
In September 2002, the crews of Greek merchant marine ships have been subject to'civil conscription' for three consecutive months, after the government imposed this obligation to work in order to end a strike. As well as trade unions in the sector, the whole Greek trade union movement and a number of international union organisations, along with other political and social bodies, have opposed the imposition of this measure and demanded that it be rescinded immediately.
11 rujna 2002
In July 2002, a new sectoral collective agreement was signed for the 10,000 workers employed in enterprises providing security services and security systems in Greece. The agreement is regarded as being particularly important, because it has an unusually long term of three years, covering 2002-4, with the specific purpose of ensuring industrial peace around the Athens Olympic Games in 2004.
09 srpnja 2002
In late June 2002, Greece's GSEE trade union confederation, along with a number of other organisations, called for a nationwide rally on 4 July 2002 to demand permanent employment for all workers with fixed-term employment contracts, along with immediate implementation of the 1999 EU Directive on fixed-term work.
23 lipnja 2002
This feature examines social partner involvement in Greece's 2002 National Action Plan (NAP) for employment. It is one of a set of similar features for all the EU Member States, written in response to a questionnaire..
09 lipnja 2002
In May 2002, a new collective agreement was signed for the Greek banking sector. The two-year agreement provides for a total 8% pay increase, plus reduced working hours and increased banking hours.