Controversial labour law set to usher in radical changes to employment practices

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Labour, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

New Democracy is moving ahead with draft legislation set to introduce sweeping changes to employment law. The bill, which introduces controversial concepts such as “zero hours” contracts, has been condemned by most opposition parties and labour unions in the latest dispute over workplace rights.

The legislation is the latest in a series of labour reforms introduced by the conservative government, in what they claim is a drive to modernise labour relations and crack down on undeclared employment. Among the provisions included in the draft are th...

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