Greece - Report studies bargaining - March 31, 2017

According to a report, published by the trade union confederation GSEE, the country is characterised by a two-speed labour market. Employees in the wider public sector enjoy, on average, higher wages and salaries than their counterparts in the private sector. According to the study, the labour market also shows over the crisis years the dominance of company-wide agreement instead of the previously dominant sector-wide collective agreements achieved through mandatory collective bargaining. Additionally, the expansion of part-time employment is also noteworthy. Additionally, according to the study, only 10 sector level collective agreements were signed in 2016.

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