07 svibnja 2002
In April 2002, following two months of tension, a series of strikes and difficult negotiations, the Athens Daily Newspaper Journalists' Union (ESIEA) and the Association of Athens Daily Newspaper Owners (EIIEA) concluded a new collective agreement for journalists. The one-year agreement provides for pay increases, a five-day normal working week and protection against collective redundancies.
11 travnja 2002
Female journalists in Greece face low rates of participation in the labour market, low pay, insecurity about the future, obstacles to professional development, fear of dismissal for gender-related reasons and an increase in incidents of sexual harassment. These are among the findings of a survey of journalists carried out in February 2002, focusing on equal opportunity issues in the profession.
08 travnja 2002
In late March 2002, after a month of difficult and confrontational bargaining, talks over a new collective agreement for the Greek banking sector reached an impasse, and trade unions started to plan industrial action.
24 ožujka 2002
The Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Panelino Socialistiko Kinima, PASOK) government, elected in April 2000 for a second consecutive four-year term and headed by Prime Minister Konstantinos Simitis, remained in power during 2001.
04 veljače 2002
In January 2002, a special collective agreement was signed regulating pay and conditions in Greek banks during the time when both the drachma and the euro are in circulation - ie up until the end of February 2002. The deal provides for longer bank-opening hours during this period and a lump-sum payment to all employees.
03 veljače 2002
In November 2001, an innovative agreement was reached by management and workers' representatives at the Athens Hilton hotel, which will be temporarily closed for renovations until 2003. The agreement provides for a continued employment relationship, with a degree of wage compensation, for many of the hotel's employees.
23 siječnja 2002
In January 2002 the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE) invited employers' organisations to open bargaining over a new National General Collective Agreement, and set out its main demands for the agreement.
12 prosinca 2001
In November 2001, two Greek banks - the National Bank of Greece and Alpha Bank - announced their decision to merge. The two banks have given a commitment that no staff will be dismissed due to the merger. Trade unions have called for the protection of employment and workers' labour rights in the merger process.
13 studenog 2001
A workplace accident, which claimed several lives on 20 October 2001 in Greece's Kynosoura shipyard, provoked a strong reaction from trade unions throughout Greece, including strikes, a formal complaint and an injunction against the owners of the ship concerned.
16 listopada 2001
With government proposals for social security and pensions reform causing considerable tension, a first national conference on the Greek social security system was held in September 2001 at the initiative of the GSEE trade union confederation. The event brought together representatives of trade unions, employers' organisations, the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance and all the political parties. With GSEE and the government reiterating their views on reform, the conference gave employers an opportunity to air their positions on social security.