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Municipal Workers Storm Greek Ministry of Labor

Dozens of members of the POE-OTA union representing municipal workers stormed the Labor Ministry headquarters in central Athens on Monday morning. They demanded a meeting...

Greece to Raise Minimum Wage First Time since 2009

The Greek government on Wednesday tabled to parliament a draft amendment to increase the minimum wage for the first time since 2009, when the...

Greece’s Labor Min Reports Job Losses Outnumber Jobs Added in July

For the second consecutive July, Greece saw more job losses than hires. According to the Labor Ministry’s Ergani database, there were 239,080 new hires throughout...

Greek Labor Ministry: 1.2 Million Pensioners Live on Less than €500 a Month

The report of the Unified System of Control and Payment of Pensions "ILIOS" made public by the Labor Ministry shows that 1.2 million...

Greek Lawmakers Excluded From Pension Cuts Unlike Ordinary Greek Citizens

The pensions of members of parliament and elected local government officials are excluded from the cuts that apply under the bailout program. According to an...

Data Shows Greece’s Job Loss in January 2017 at 16-Υear Record Low

The latest data released by the Greek Labor Ministry's IT system, Ergani, shows that the job loss rate in January 2017 has hit a...

Greek Anarchists Occupy Labor Ministry, Leftist Newspaper

Self-professed anarchists of the Rubicon group raided the Greek Labor Ministry on Monday shouting slogans and scattering flyers, protesting pension cuts and security contribution...

Restoring Collective Bargaining Is of Key Importance, Says Greek Labor Minister

Restoring collective bargaining in the labor market is of paramount importance to the Greek government, Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou said on Thursday. Achtsioglou spoke in...

Over 37,600 Jobs Lost in November in Greece

Over 37,600 salaried employees in the private sector lost their jobs in November, according to Greece's labor ministry figures released on Monday. According to the...

Police Intercept Bomb Planted Outside Labor Ministry in Athens

There was an explosive device found and later detonated outside of the Labor Ministry in Athens early Monday morning by the Greek police. Sources report...

Social Security Fund for Self-Employed (OAEE) Requests Help to Pay Pensioners

  OAEE, the social security fund for self-employed workers is asking for financial assistant from the Social Security Capital for the Solidarity of Generations (AKAGE)...

Half of Greece’s Pensioners Threatened by Further Pension Cuts and Poverty

Pension cuts have affected the lives of 1.2 million Greek pensioners. The organization of a network of United Pensioners (ENDISY) said that six out...

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