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Finance Ministers have No Authority to Restrict Mass Layoffs, European Court Says

The European Court of Justice has just deemed incompatible with European Union legislation a Greek law that forces companies to seek labor ministry approval before they proceed with mass layoffs. Greece's creditors have asked Athens to repeal the labor minister...

Part-Time Employment Rises as Recession Continues in Greece

Part-time employment has skyrocketed by 90 percent in crisis-stricken Greece as full-time employment has decreased by almost half a million workers. According to new figures by the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE), part-time work has become the employment norm...

Employer Demands of Pregnant Woman to Have Abortion to Keep Her Job

A 33-year old woman alleged that her employers asked her to have an abortion in order to keep her job and later on they threatened that she would not receive salaries owed unless she quit her job before giving...

PASOK Pledges to Oppose Weaker Labor Law, Trade Union Rights

PASOK, the junior partner in Greece's coalition government, said on Tuesday that it was categorically opposed to the "proposed" changes in labor law and trade union rights surfacing in Greek media articles, pledging to stand against any attempts to make the...

ILO Wants Greece to Restore Labor Rights

 The International Labor Organization, through it's committee of Freedom of Association, has complained that new austerity measures violate the rights of workers, as a Greek court also ruled but was ignored.  The ILO is a body of employers, employees...