GSEE accuses gov’t of succumbing to troika demands

GSEE, the private sector umbrella union, accused the government on Monday of submitting to the demands of Greeceā€™s creditors and promoting new tough measures that affect the calling of strikes and the out-of-court settlement of labor differences.

The labor union was referring to provisions included in an omnibus bill expected to be tabled in Parliament by Tuesday. One of the controversial amendments requires that a strike be called by at least 50% of the paid-up members of a meeting (current law only requires 20%).

According to GSEE, the “excessively increased participation of employees” required “aims at terming 99% of all strikes called by unions in the future as illegal.”

The confederation added that it planned mobilizations to protest the proposals.