ND unveils labour bill as parties line up for head-on clash over reformsPoliticsGreek Politics
Labour Minister Kostis Hatzidakis was due to present the government’s contentious labour reforms on Wednesday, with a view to launching a public consultation period so the bill could then be adopted by the end of May or in early June.
Tussle over labour reforms shaping up as spark for broader political battlePoliticsGreek Politics
The government’s proposed labour market reforms and the extent to which they open up ideological divisions and show whether New Democracy has a progressive vision for Greece’s future are the issues at the core of the country’s political debate at the moment.
Late May Day rallies highlight divides in left and labour movementPoliticsGreek Politics
A general strike and late May Day protest were held in Greece on Thursday in protest against upcoming labour legislation by the New Democracy government.
Vaccines provide govt with hope of pandemic exit as labour reform battle gathers pacePoliticsGreek Politics
Greece was expected to hit 3 million vaccinations in total on Wednesday as the government prepared to announce the scrapping on restrictions to movement after Orthodox Easter this weekend.
PM targets middle class voters as he eyes return to normalityPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made it clear over the weekend that as Greece gradually comes out of a six-month lockdown, New Democracy’s aim is to reconnect with middle class voters, who formed the party’s main target group ahead of the 2019 elections.
Parties square up for all-out battle over upcoming labour billPoliticsGreek Politics
Parties in Greece are preparing to do battle, as New Democracy’s long-anticipated labour bill looks set to be tabled for debate in Parliament after Greek Easter in early May.
Employment balance positive by 27,233 in Feb; highest since SeptEconomyMacroeconomy
The employment balance was positive with 27,233 more hirings than people leaving their jobs in February, data from the Labour Ministry’s Ergani information system showed.
Govt prepares to tweak Covid strategy and labour lawsPoliticsGreek Politics
All eyes were on the government’s decision regarding the relaxation of lockdown measures on Friday, as Covid-19 continued to spread across Greece.
Employment balance positive by 2,338 in January; big drop in both hirings and departuresEconomyMacroeconomy
The employment balance was positive with 2,338 more hirings than people leaving their jobs in January, data from the Labour Ministry’s Ergani information system showed.
Employment balance positive by 2,116 in December, 34,621 fewer jobs created in 2020EconomyMacroeconomy
The employment balance was positive with 2,116 more hirings than firings in December, data from the Labour Ministry’s Ergani information system showed.