Greece -Report of High Level Mission on conventions considered -December 16, 2011

As reported earlier, in September 2011 High Level Mission of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) visited Greece and had extensive meetings with all relevant actors of the country’s labour market. The mission was sent to consider the application of a number of international conventions ratified by Greece in the area of freedom of association, collective bargaining, wages, social security, employment policy, which according to the Greek trade unions were violated. The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations of the ILO considered the report of the Mission on 9 December. The Committee underlined the important role that can be played by the ILO to support government and social partners in the development and implementation of relevant and appropriate reforms to the labour market and its institutions so that these are in conformity with ratified International Labour Standards. The committee further emphasized the need for rapid support to bolster the labour relations system, promote collective bargaining and create a meaningful space for social dialogue which builds upon the traditions of the social partners. The Mission report is publicly accessible (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 June and September 2011).



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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