Greece: Representativeness of the European social partner organisations in the electricity sector

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The Greek electricity sector accounted for 0.6 % of total employment in the economy in 2012, with 22,911 employees (of which 15,117 are men and 7,794 women). This accounted for 0.9% of the total paid employees, of which 80% are public-sector employees. In Greece, collective agreements are at company level, as far as the main provider is concerned. In this case there is no difference between producers and distributors. The Public Power Corporation (PPC), the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE S.A.), the Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE S.A.) and PPC Renewables S.A. all bargain with GENOP/DEI – KHE, the biggest trade union in the electricity sector. This company-level bargaining affects more than 80% of the electricity sector’s employers. The remaining (private) companies in the electricity sector have complied (at least before the beginning of crisis) with the National General Collective Agreement (EGSSE) between the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) and the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE).

Sectoral properties

Economic background

From February 2012, an Independent Transmission Operator model was adopted for the Greek market with two discrete entities being formed: The Electricity Market Operator (LAGIE S.A.), and The Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE S.A.), which owns the network, as a subsidiary of Public Power Corporation S.A.(PPC).

The Public Power Corporation SA (PPC) is the biggest company for the generation and the provision of electricity in Greece, with more than 7.5 million clients. It owns the National Electric Power Transmission System and the distribution networks. PPC has a quite extensive infrastructure in lignite mines and in facilities for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. It is also one of the biggest industrial corporations in terms of fixed assets. PPC’s market share grew from 92.3% of the Greek electricity market on December 31, 2011 to 99.4% in March 2012, when the operation of two alternative suppliers was suspended.

A significant side effect of Greece’s crushing economic crisis was a drastic reduction in the amount of energy being used. From 2008 to 2011 figures showed that Greece recorded the second biggest decrease, of 12.3%, of energy imports among the EU27.

According to the Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO or ADMIE), electrical power consumption in Greece in 2012 was at the same level as in 2004. Figures for 2012 show that electricity demand dropped for the fourth year in a row in the country to 50,289.2 GWh, a decrease of 2.34% compared with 2011. In 2012, electrical power consumption decreased by 9.67% compared with 2008.

The biggest decrease in electrical power consumption was mainly domestic because of the increased electricity prices and taxation.

Despite the reduction in demand, power generation increased by 4% in 2011, due to a decrease of net imports (-43%). The share of natural gas units increased steeply at the expense of lignite units and hydro generation. About 880 MW of new Combined Cycle units by Independent Power Producers commenced operation (in 2011). PPC’s share declined significantly (78% of production in the 1st half of 2011).

Total installed capacity of renewable energy supplies and CHP in Greece exceeded 2.4 GW on November 2011 (38% increase). There was a significant increase in photovoltaic systems capacity (+176%), but also significant growth of wind capacity (+27%). Up until November, the photovoltaic share in power generation from renewable energy supplies increased, surpassing the share of small hydro units. The support system is attractive, but investment is hindered by the lack of bank finance.

The cost of imported fuels increased considerably in 2011. Natural gas prices increased by 12.9% in the first half while, in September, an excise duty of approximately5.4 €MWh was levied on natural gas consumption (incl. for electricity generation). Average SMP increased by 36% (to 74.4 €/MWh) in 2011. The prices for domestic electricity also increased, from January 2013, following the decision for a three-stage rise: 10.8% on January 1; 6.3% on May 1; and 6.1% on July 1.

Sectoral coverage

This Representativeness study covers companies and employees in the electricity sector, as defined by NACE Rev. 2 code 35.1:

35.1 Electric power generation, transmission and distribution

35.11 Production of electricity

35.12 Transmission of electricity

35.13 Distribution of electricity

35.14 Trade of electricity

Development of sectoral employment and companies

 

2001

2011

Number of companies in the sector (including one-person companies and self-employed)

PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION (PPC)

According to the Operator of the Greek Electricity Market (LAGIE):

The producers are: Aluminium Of Greece; Elpedison Ενεργειακη; Enelco; Heron Thermoelectrical; Heron Ii Viotia; Korinthos Power; Motor Oil (Hellas) Corinth Refineries; Protergia; Public Power Corporation

The suppliers are: Alpiq Energy Se; Black Pearl Energy Α.Ε.; Compagnie Nationale Du Rhone; Edelweiss Energia S.P.A.;Edison Trading S.P.A; Electrade S.R.L.; Electrical Production Of Sousakiou S.A.; Electrical Thrace S.A.; Electricity Trading Company Hellas S.A.; Elpedison Energy S.A; Eni S.P.A.; Evn Trading South East Europe Ead; Greek Environmental and Energy Network S.A.; Heron S.A; Last Resort Supplier; Neco Trading S.A; Protergia S.A.; Public Power Corporation S.A.; Tinmar - Ind S.A; Universal Service Provider; Volterra S.A.

Thetraders are: A2ATrading Srl; Alpiq Energy Hellas A.E.; Axpo Hellas S.A.; Cez A.S.; Danske Commodities A/S; Deutsche Bank Ag; Edf Trading Limited; Eft Hellas Α.Ε.; Ehol Hellas S.A.; Elektricni Financni Tim D.O.O.; Elliniki Technodomiki Energiaki S.A.; Enel Trade S.P.A.; Ener S.A.; Energy Mt Ead; Ensco S.A.; European Trade Energy S.A.; Ezpada S.R.O.; Gazprom Marketing & Trading Limited; Gen -I Athens Μ.Ε.Π.Ε. (Smllc); Gunvor International B.V; Hellenic Petroleum S.A; Hse D.O.O.; Iberdrola Generation S.A.U; Neco Α.Ε; Oet-Obedineni Energiini Targovtzi Ood; Repower Trading Ceska Republika Sro; Seman – Scientific Energy Management S.A.; Statkraft Markets Gmbh; Tei Hellas Sa; Τερνα Ενεργειακη Αβετε.

Aluminium Of Greece S.A.is a self-supplying customer.

Comment  
Source of company data

http://www.ypeka.gr/

http://www.rae.gr/

http://www.lagie.gr/

http://www.dei.gr/

http://www.lagie.gr/

http://www.escon.gr/category/paroxoi-hlektrikhs-energeias/

http://www.ypeka.gr/

http://www.rae.gr/

http://www.dei.gr/

Aggregate employment

30,359 (NACE Rev 1 code 40)

19,849 (NACE Rev. 2 code 35.1)

Male employment

25,899

14,031

Female employment

4,460

5,818

Share of sectoral employment as a % of total employment in the economy

0.7%

0.5%

Source of employment figures

Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT)

Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT)

Comment    

2. Overview of the industrial relations landscape in the sector

The latest collective employment contract between PPC and GENOP/DEI-ΚΗΕ, for 2008–2009, provided salary increases of 14.19%, with an increase of 7% in 2008 (3.5% as of February and 3.5% as of September 2008) and an increase of 6.5% for 2009 (3% as of February 2009 and 3.5% as of September 2009). However, salaries were reduced from their 2009 levels by 35% (18% in the beginning of 2010; with an additional cut of 17% in 2011). Overtime work was also cut, along with travelling expenses and bonuses. Fixed-term contracts were cut by 50% in 2011 and then by an extra 10% per year as of 2012.

The collective labour agreement for 2008–2009 ended on December 31, 2009 at which point the collective employment contracts between PPC and the corporate syndicate (GENOP/DEI-ΚΗΕ) were suspended under the implementation of the Memorandums, which provide for cuts in salaries and bonuses and, according to the employees, for less favourable changes in employment relationships.

Three new collective labour agreements were signed in June 2012 within the PPC group. These agreements concern employees at the Public Power Corporation, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO or DEDDIE S.A.) and the Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE S.A.). The labour agreements include wage-related and institutional regulations, as well as the commitment that the agreements will be applied for as long as the Medium-Term Fiscal Strategy Framework is in force. Upon its expiry, the remuneration scale will revert to the levels in force on December 31, 2009.

3. The sector’s trade unions and employer associations

This report includes detailed information on the following trade unions and employer associations:

(i) trade unions (or employees interest organisations) and employers organisations (or business associations) which are affiliated to the sector-related European Union Federation(s) or the sector-related European Employer/Business Federation(s) and represent members in the sector

The sector-related European employee organisations are :

  • IndustriAll Europa;
  • European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU).

The sector-related European employer organisations are:

  • The union of the electricity industry (EURELECTRIC)

(ii) trade unions and employers organisations which are party to sector-related collective bargaining and represent members in the sector.

This report does not include detailed information on the following organisations, because they fall outside the remit of the study.

iii) Affiliates to EU level sectoral social partners, but without members in the sector. These are the affiliates of EPSU and IndustriALL Europa that have members in other sectors but not in the electricity sector. Use these weblinks for a full list of the IndustriAll affiliates and EPSU affiliates.

iv) Organisations which are involved in sector-related collective bargaining, but do not represent members in the sector.

v) Organisations which represent members in the sector, but are not involved in sector-related collective bargaining and are not members of EU level sectoral social partner organisations.

3a. Please list all the organisations which can be related to the study in the following overview table

Table 2: Overview of industrial relations landscape

Organisation abbreviation

Sector related (members in the sector)

Member of a sector-related European organisation

Involved in sector related CB

Fact-sheet included

Source of information

Power Public Corporation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

http://www.eurelectric.org/about-us/our-members/

http://www.dei.gr/Default.aspx?id=5739&nt=18&lang=1

Mavroidis Panagiotis, Assistant Director, DEI

GENOP/DEI -KHE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

http://www.global-unions.org/icem.html

http://www.genop.gr/

Papadopoulos Stathis, Chairman of Engineering Graduates of the PPC, GENOP/DEI-KHE

The Pan Hellenic Federation of Employees in Petroleum Products - Refineries and Chemical Industry (PFEPPRCI)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Orfanos Nikolaos, President PFEPPRCI,

Roka Ariadni, Assistant PFEPPRCI,

Annex 1 at the end of this questionnaire provides a list of all the organisations which are members of the sector-related European organisations, broken down by country.

4. Collective bargaining in the electricity sector

4.1. Are employees in the sector as defined in Section 1 above and in Table 1 covered by collective bargaining?

Yes. The latest collective employment contract between PPC and GENOP/DEI-ΚΗΕ, for 2008–2009, provided salary increases totalling14.19%, with an increase of 7% for 2008 (3.5% from February and 3.5% as of September) and an increase of 6.5% for 2009 (3% as of February and 3.5% as of September). Three new collective labour agreements were signed in June 2012 within the PPC group. These agreements concern employees at the Public Power Corporation (PPC), the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE S.A.) and the Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE S.A.). Workers at PPC Renewables are covered by the PPC collective labour agreement.

4.2. If yes, please consider the five main relevant* collective agreements (single-employer and multi-employer agreements) valid in 2012 in the electricity sector and indicate their levels, the name of the agreements, respective coverage in terms of sectors/activities, the bargaining parties to the agreement and the numbers of employees covered within the electricity sector (also estimate):

Table 3: The five main relevant* collective agreements (single-employer and multi-employer agreements) valid in 2012

Level

Common name

Sectoral coverage

No. of employees covered within the electricity sector

Bargaining parties

Employer(s)

(in case of single-employer agreements) or

Employer organisation(s)

(in case of multi-employer agreements)

Trade union(s)

Single-employer agreements: Company

Collective labour agreement for the personnel of the PPC, DEDDIE S.A. and ADMIE S.A.

 

19,993 (as at December 31,/2012)

Public Power Corporation S.A. (PPC)

Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE S.A.), Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE S.A.).

General Federation of PPC Employees (GENOP/DEI-KHE)

* Relevance is measured in terms of employees covered.

5. The system of collective bargaining

5.1. Estimate the sector’s rate of collective bargaining coverage (i.e. the ratio of the number of employees covered by any kind of collective agreement to the total number of employees in the sector).

No data supplied

5.2. Estimate the relative importance of multi-employer agreements and of single-employer agreements as a percentage of the total number of employees covered.

No data supplied

5.2.1. Is there a practice of extending multi-employer agreements to employers who are not affiliated to the signatory employer association/s?

No data supplied

5.2.2. If there is a practice of extending collective agreements targeting employers, is this practice pervasive or rather limited and exceptional?

For many years the minimum wages of all the employees at all levels in the country have been determined through free collective bargaining between the social partners. If no agreement was reached negotiations were continued with the help of the Organisation for Mediation and Arbitration (OMED). The contractual parties to this arrangement included, until recently:

  • the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises;
  • the Greek General Confederation of Labour;
  • the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants;
  • the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce.

The increases provided by the National General Collective Agreement (EGSSE) affected the level of increases in the sectoral agreements. As a result, collective agreements in sectoral, company and national or local occupational level (SSEs) could not contain terms less favourable to workers than terms and conditions of employment set out in the EGSSE. If more than one current SSE regulated an employment relationship, the one most favourable to workers applied, according to Article 10 of Law 1876/1990. Furthermore, a collective agreement at industry or company level overrided an occupational collective agreement if both were in force. Recently, following the introduction of the support mechanism for the Greek economy, the way minimum wages were decided was substantially modified both at national and sectoral level. Now, the State can directly intervene in the determination of minimum wages and there are also significant restrictions on free collective bargaining.

Collective agreements in the electricity sector are at company level as far as the main provider is concerned. As such, there is no differentiation of collective bargaining and agreement procedure in terms of coverage across different subsectors of electricity production. The company-level bargaining between PPC and GENOP/DEI-KHE affects more than 80% of the people employed in the sector. The collective labour agreement for 2008–2009 ended on December 31, 2009. This has set out a total salary increase of 14.19%, with an increase of 7% for 2008 (3.5% as of February and 3.5% as of September 2008) and of 6.5% for 2009 (3% as of February 2009 and 3.5% as of September 2009). A key provision of the contract was the January 2009 payment, apart from the increase of €25 million for lifting distortions and rationalising special bonuses. There were eight working hours per day, 40 per week. However, on April 15, 2010 and May 6, 2010, the Greek government voted in laws 3833/10 and 3845/10 that, in combination with laws 4024/11 and 4046/2012, slashed employees’ salaries. Both GENOP/DEI-KHE and the commitments made by the PPC administration set a three-month time-frame (from November 2011 to January 2012) to achieve a collective labour agreement or a remuneration scale. As mentioned above, three new collective labour agreements were signed in June 2012 within the group’s companies. These agreements lay down that the wage-related regulations that apply today shall be implemented only for as long as the Medium-Term Fiscal Strategy Framework remains in force and that the shift increments shall be paid only when real work is provided (physical presence).

Employees in the remaining private companies of the sector had until the beginning of the economic crisis complied with the collective agreement between Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) and Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE). The last EGSSE for the three-year period of 2010–2012 did not provide for any nominal increases in 2010 or in the first part of 2011, while the nominal increases provided for in the agreement as of 1 July 2011 added up to a rate equal to the rate of the annual change in Eurozone inflation. This increase was agreed by the social partners and the National General Collective Employment Agreement. The increase was 1.6% as of 1 July 2012 and covered 325,000 employees in the private sector (17%).

6. Formulation and implementation of sector-specific public policies

6.1. Do tripartite bodies dealing with sector-specific issues exist? If yes, please indicate their domain of activity (for instance, health and safety, equal opportunities, labour market, social security and pensions etc.), their origin (agreement/statutory) and the interest organisations having representatives in them:

The Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change occasionally asks for public consultation on plans presented in Ministerial Decisions regarding energy policy.

The Economic and Social Committee (OKE), which represents the interests ofemployers, employees and groups such as liberal professionals orlocal government), promotes social dialogue and through it, the creation (if possible) of commonly accepted positions on issues that affect society in general, or specific parts of it.

7. Data on the trade unions

GENOP/DEI - KHE

General Federation of PPC Employees

Γενική Ομοσπονδία Προσωπικού Κλάδου Ηλεκτρικής Ενέργειας

The union’s domain

 

According to its domain, does the union potentially cover the entire electricity sector, including all of the sub-activities as a whole, as listed above?

The Union covers about 80% of the people employed in the electricity sector and the sub categories (transmission, distribution and trade of electricity). That is, the personnel of the Public Power Corporation S.A., the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE S.A.), the Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE S.A.) that are active in the field of Electricity and the companies that are involved in the production, transfer and distribution of Electricity.

According to its domain, does the union potentially cover all occupations within the electricity sector among both blue-collar workers and white-collar workers?

The Federation is a primary union and a secondary trade union of the professional associations that participate in the same. These associations include the personnel employed by PPC S.A., the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE S.A.), the Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE S.A.), the subsidiary companies of PPC S.A., the companies involved in the production, transmission and distribution of electricity throughout the country in a relationship of dependent employment, regardless of their category and speciality.

According to its domain, does the union potentially cover, within the electricity sector, all forms and size classes of enterprises (for instance: public ownership, private ownership, multinationals, domestic companies, SMEs, etc. – of course, only insofar as they exist in the sector)?

The union covers about the 80% of the people employed in the electricity sector and the sub categories (transmission, distribution and trade of electricity). That is, the personnel of the Public Power Corporation S.A., the Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE S.A.), the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE S.A.), the subsidiary companies of PPC S.A. that are active in the field of electricity and the companies that are involved in the production, transfer and distribution of electricity.

According to its domain, does the union potentially cover all regions of your country?

The federation is a primary union and a secondary trade union of the professional associations that participate in the same. These associations include the personnel employed by PPC S.A., the Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE S.A.), the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE S.A., the subsidiary companies of PPC S.A., the companies involved in the production, transmission and distribution of Electricity throughout the country in a relationship of dependent employment, regardless of its category and speciality.

According to its domain, does the union potentially cover employees outside the electricity sector?

Yes, it also covers PPC’s Personnel in Hydro electric production (including all of the sub sectors), in PPC Renewables and in PhotoVoltaic Systems.

General information on the union

 

Is the union engaged in sector-related collective bargaining?

Yes

If yes, what form of collective bargaining?

Single-employer bargaining / company

How many employees are covered by the collective agreement/s signed by the union within the electricity sector (including those covered via extension mechanisms)?

19,993

Please indicate the type of membership

Voluntary

Is the union being consulted by the authorities in sector-related matters?

No

How often do sector-related consultations involve the union?

 

Members

 

How many active members in employment does the union have in total (i.e. within the electricity sector and beyond)?

How many active members in employment does the union have within the electricity sector only?

Does the union have members in the largest electricity companies?

Affiliations

 

To which international organisations is the union affiliated?

International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions (ICEM), Industri All

To which European-level organisations is the union affiliated?

European Mine, Chemical and Energy Workers’ Federation (EMCEF)

To which national-level organisations is the union affiliated?

Greek General Confederation of Labour

Source of information

Trade union: Papadopoulos Stathis, Chairman of Engineering Graduates of the PPC, GENOP/DEI-KHE

The communication was successfully carried out by telephone and email.

Website/other secondary sources: www.genop.gr

EIRO national correspondent: Elena Kousta

8. Data on the employer associations

PPC

Public Power Corporation

Δημόσια Επιχείρηση Ηλεκτρισμού

The employer organisation’s domain

 

According to its domain, does the employer organisation potentially cover the entire electricity sector, including all of the sub-activities as a whole, as listed above?

According to its domain, does the employer organisation potentially cover, within the electricity sector, all (legal) forms and size classes of enterprises (for instance: public ownership, private ownership, multinationals, domestic companies, SMEs, etc.) (of course, only insofar as they exist in the sector)?

PPC status is a mixed one (state owned with a 51.1% stake) and its current power portfolio consists of conventional thermal and hydroelectric power plants, as well as RES units.After the spin-off of the Transmission and Distribution segments, two 100% subsidiaries of PPC were created, namely ADMIE S.A. (Independent Power Transmission Operator S.A.) and DEDDIE S.A. (Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.A.). ADMIE S.A. is responsible for the management, operation, maintenance and development of the Hellenic Electricity Transmission System and its interconnections, while DEDDIE S.A. is responsible for the management, operation, development and maintenance of the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network.

In that context the company level agreements cover the entire personnel working at PPC and its subsidiaries.

According to its domain, does the employer organisation potentially cover companies, within the electricity sector, in all regions of your country?

Only PPC Group.

According to its domain, does the employer organisation potentially cover companies and/or business activities outside the electricity sector?

Yes, PPC Renewables S.A., with a portfolio of 22 wind farms, 12 small scale hydroelectric plants and 12 photovoltaic units. The total installed capacity of PPCR, also including 9 plants in which PPCR participates through joint ventures, amounts to 132 MW.

General information on the organisation

 

Is the employer organisation engaged in sector-related collective bargaining?

Yes

If yes, what form of collective bargaining?

Single-employer bargaining /company

How many companies are covered by the collective agreement/s signed by the employer organisation within the electricity sector (including those covered via extension mechanisms)?

How many employees are covered by the sector-related collective agreement/s signed by the employer organisation within the electricity sector (including those covered via extension mechanisms)?

Please indicate the type of membership

PPC is an enterprise not an employer organization

Is the employer organisation being consulted by the authorities in sector-related matters?

Info not available

How often do sector-related consultations involve the employer organisation?

Info not available

Members

 

How many member companies does the employer organisation have in total (i.e. within the electricity sector and beyond)?

How many employees work in these member companies in total (i.e. within the electricity sector and beyond)?

How many member companies does the employer organisation have within the electricity sector only?

How many employees work in these member companies within the electricity sector only?

Are the largest electricity companies affiliated to this employer organisation?

PPC is an enterprise not an employer organization and as such it is the biggest in Greece

Affiliations

 

To which international organisations is the employer organisation affiliated?

No available answer

To which European-level organisations is the employer organisation affiliated?

EURELECTRIC (The Chairman & CEO of PPC Group is on the Board of Directors of EURELECTRIC)

To which national-level organisations is the employer organisation affiliated?

Hellenic Electricity Association (HELAS)

Please note that Sotiris Hatzimichael, Director Strategic Planning –PPC and a member of the Administrative Board of HELAS, states that HELAS is not an employer organisation and therefore cannot fill in the factsheet

Source of information

Mavroidis Panagiotis, Assistant Director, DEI; despite telephone calls and faxes it was not possible to get any information.

Website/other secondary sources:

www.ppc.gr

http://www.admie.gr/

http://www.deddie.gr/

EIRO national correspondent: Elena Kousta

ΣΕΗΕ

Hellenic Electricity Association

HELAS

Σύνδεσμος Επιχειρήσεων Ηλεκτρισμού Ελλάδος

The employer organisation’s domain

 

According to its domain, does the employer organisation potentially cover the entire electricity sector, including all of the sub-activities as a whole, as listed above?

According to its domain, does the employer organisation potentially cover, within the electricity sector, all (legal) forms and size classes of enterprises (for instance: public ownership, private ownership, multinationals, domestic companies, SMEs, etc.) (of course, only insofar as they exist in the sector)?

No available info

According to its domain, does the employer organisation potentially cover companies, within the electricity sector, in all regions of your country?

Yes

According to its domain, does the employer organisation potentially cover companies and/or business activities outside the electricity sector?

No available info

General information on the organisation

 

Is the employer organisation engaged in sector-related collective bargaining?

No

If yes, what form of collective bargaining?

-

How many companies are covered by the collective agreement/s signed by the employer organisation within the electricity sector (including those covered via extension mechanisms)?

How many employees are covered by the sector-related collective agreement/s signed by the employer organisation within the electricity sector (including those covered via extension mechanisms)?

Please indicate the type of membership

 

Is the employer organisation being consulted by the authorities in sector-related matters?

Info not available

How often do sector-related consultations involve the employer organisation?

Info not available

Members

 

How many member companies does the employer organisation have in total (i.e. within the electricity sector and beyond)?

How many employees work in these member companies in total (i.e. within the electricity sector and beyond)?

How many member companies does the employer organisation have within the electricity sector only?

How many employees work in these member companies within the electricity sector only?

Are the largest electricity companies affiliated to this employer organisation?

Yes (according to the Association’s profile)

Affiliations

 

To which international organisations is the employer organisation affiliated?

No available info

To which European-level organisations is the employer organisation affiliated?

EURELECTRIC The Chairman and CEO of PPC Group is a director of EURELECTRIC

To which national-level organisations is the employer organisation affiliated?

No available info

Source of information

Employer organisation: Sotiris Hatzimichael, Director Strategic Planning –PPC, and member of the Administrative Board of Hellenic Electricity Association (HELAS)

Please note that despite the efforts to establish communication (through telephone calls and fax) the provision of information by the interviewee was not possible.

Website/other secondary sources:

www.ppc.gr

http://www.dei.gr/documents/katastatiko%20Helas.pdf

http://www.dei.gr/Documents2/ΣΕΗΕ/Electricity%20market_final%2019%2012.pdf

EIRO national correspondent: Elena Kousta

9. Inter-associational relationships

9.1 Inter-union relationships

9.1.1 Please list all trade unions covered by this study whose domains overlap within the sector.

No data supplied

9.1.2 Do rivalries and competition exist among the trade unions within the sector, concerning the right to conclude collective agreements and to be consulted in public policy formulation and implementation?

No data supplied

9.1.3 If yes, are certain trade unions excluded from these rights?

Concerning PPC Group, GENOP/DEI-KHE is the only representative trade union in the electricity sector.

9.2 Inter-employer association relationships

9.2.1 Please list all employer associations covered by this study whose domains overlap within the sector.

No data supplied

9.2.2 Do rivalries and competition exist among the employer associations within the sector, concerning the right to conclude collective agreements and to be consulted in public policy formulation and implementation?

No data supplied

9.2.3 If yes, are certain employer associations excluded from these rights?

No data supplied

9.2.4 Are there large companies or employer associations within the sector which refuse to recognise the trade unions and refuse to enter collective bargaining?

PPC is a Group of companies that bargain at company level with GENOP/DEI-KHE.

9. Commentary

There are no jurisdictional disputes and recognition problems, since GENOP/ DEI-KHE is the biggest trade union representative in the sector covering employees who work for the biggest provider and supplier of electrical power in Greece.

In the last convention organised by GENOP/DEI-KHE, in October 2012, a decision was made to increase the number of the Federation’s members by adding workers in construction companies that are active in the field of electricity.

There is tension over the future form of the PPC. Some 17% of its share capital has already been given to the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), which is responsible for the sale, according to the Memorandum’s requirements. At the same time, there are talks to offer management the chance to buy the 17% share.

There are also seemingly well-founded rumours about the creation of a smaller PPC with a representative mix of fuels that will be similar to that of the PPC (lignite, water, natural gas). According to the plan, some lignite plants (Meliti 1, Amyntaio1 and 2, as well as Meliti 2, which is under design) will be transferred to this small PPC, together with the natural gas plant of Komotini, the Hydroelectric Plant of Nestos, the mines of Amyntaio and Vevi of a total power of 2.354 MW, the workers in the plants and a further 20% of the workers employed at the central services of the PPC (financial and IT services). At the same time, about 20% of the company’s customers will be given, too. However, GENOP/DEI-KHE is strongly opposed to this plan, as it feels that this particular plan does not include investments and the creation of new jobs, but pursues the sale of plants that are already working, together with the group’s personnel and customers. Apart from all that, there are also several legal problems, since these fixed assets that they are trying to sell constitute the workers’ insurance assets. This is why GENOP/DEI-KHE is preparing itself to appeal to courts of all levels in Greece and the European Union.

Εlena Kousta, Labour Institute of the Greek General Confederation of Labour

Annex: Organisations which are members of sector-related European organisations

 

EPSU

IndustriALL

EURELECTRIC

AT

GDG, VERDI

PRO-GE

Österreichs E-Wirtschaft 

BE

CSC, CSC - Services Publics, SLFP,

CGSP ACOD,

CGSP-P, CGSP-G

GAZELCO Distrigas,

CG-FGTB,

CGSP-ACOD Gazelco,

CGSP Admi

ACV/CSC BIE,

LBC-NVK,

SETCA-BBTK

FEBEG,

SYNERGRID asbl

BG

NSFEB,

FEW-Podkrepa,

PK Services,

FCIW-PODK,

NDWU, VODOSNABDITEL,

FITUGO,

FCIW-PODKREPA

NF Energy - CL Podkrepa,

NFE,

NEWF Podkrepa

 Bulgarian Electric Power Association

CY

FSGEC, PASYDY

FPUEAE

Electricity Authority of Cyprus

CZ

OS UNIOS,

Public Services International,

OS ECHO,

OS DLV, RWE

OS ECHO

CSZE

DE

VERDI

IG BCE

BDEW

DK

3F workers union,

DM, PEU, FOA,

DK Funktionærforbund,

DEF,

CO Industri

Dansk Energi

EE

AEEWTU

AEEWTU - EEAÜL

The Union of Electricity Industry of Estonia

ES

FITAG-UGT,

AGBAR,

FSAP-CCOO,

FSP UGT

FITAG-UGT,

FITEQA-CC.OO,

ELA-HAINBAT,

FI CC.OO,

UNESA

FI

JYTY, JHL, UNION of SALARIED EMPLOYEES,

PARDIA,

SÄHKÖLIITTO,

UIL (INSINÖÖRILIITTO),

Energiateollisuus ry

FR

CGT – FNME, FPSPSS-FO, CGT-SP, Public Services International, PSI,

INTERCO CFDT,

FNEM-FO, CFTC,

UNSA, FNME-CGT,

FCE-CFDT,

FNEM FO

UFE

GR

-

PFEPPRCI,

GENOP-DEI

HELAS

HU

VKDSZ, EVDSZ, HVDSZ 2000

V.D.Sz.Sz. (EVDSZ),

BDSZ

EMT

IE

ESBOA, IMPACT,

SIPTU, Electricity Supply Board Officers Association

SIPTU

EAI

IT

FEMCA, UILCEM,

FP-CGIL, FLAEI-CISL, FILCTEM-CGIL,

UILCEM

UNEI

LT

LITUF, LVPF,

LTUSE

 

Nacionaline Lietuvos Elektros Asociacija 

LU

CGT-L,

Confédération Luxembourgeoise des Syndicats Chrétiens - Secteur Public, LCGB,

LCGB

Organisation des Entreprises d’Electricité du Luxembourg

LV

LTUE, LAKRS

ENERGIJA, LINA

LEEA

MT

GWU

 

ENEMALTA Corporation

NL

ABVAKABO FNV, CNV

FNV Bondgenoten,

ABVAKABO FNV, EON

FNV,

CNV Vakmensen

Energie-Nederland,

Netbeheer Nederland

PL

SKEE Solidarnosc,

PSS Solidarnosc

SGiE Solidarnosc,

PKEE

PT

Sindicato dos Trabalhadores da AdministraçãoPública,

STAL, SINTAP,

SINDEL, STE

SINDEL

ELECPROR

RO

GAZ ROM,

UNIVERS,

Public Services International,

ENERGETICA,

APA NOVA,

GAZ MEDIAS,

FS Gaz Romania

UFS ATLAS, FSLCP,

FNME, Hidrosind,

FS Hidrosind,

IRE,

SE

SEKO, NOFS,

VISION,

HK Kommunal,

KOMMUNAL, TRANSPORT, FACKFORBUNDET

UNIONEN, SEF,

SVERIGES INGENJORER,

SEKO

 Svensk Energi Swedenergy AB

SI

SDE SLOVENIJE

SDE

Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, Energy Association, EURELECTRIC Section

SK

SOZE, TUWIFWS,

POZ,

Slovak Gas Industry Trade Union,

Slovak Trade Union of Health and Social Services,

ECHOZ, SOZPS,

SPP

ZOJES

ZZES

UK

Prospect, UNISON,

NIPSA, FDA,

Unite the Union,

GMB

GMB,

UNITE (ex-TGWU),

UNITE the UNION

ENA, Energy UK, ERA

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