Work and Wages

Minimum Wage

Workers can’t be paid lower than the minimum wage which is the lowest remuneration that an employer should pay to the employee. The minimum salaries of all employees should be determined upon terms provided by National General Collective Labour Agreement (NGCLA). The terms and condition of NGCLA will apply to all employer and employee irrespective of whether they are member of any trade union or employers union respectively.

The minimum wage in Greece is to be determined according to the terms of NGCLA. The minimum wage should be given to all workers whether they are working in public or private sector. This fact doesn’t effect on the minimum wage that either the employee or employer is member of a trade union or employers’ union.

(Law 4093/2012,enacted on November 12, 2012)

Current minimum wage rates can be found in the Minimum Wage section.

Regular Pay

There is no law in the Greece requiring the employer to pay wages within specific time duration (five or ten days of their eligibility). 

Regulations on Work and Wages

  • Νόμος 4093/2012, που εκδόθηκε στις 12, Νοέμβρη 2012 / Law 4093/2012,enacted on November 12, 2012
  • Προεδρικό Διάταγμα 88/1999 / Presidential decree 88/1999
  • Υπουργική Απόφαση 18310/1946 / Ministerial Decision 18310/1946