Labor Ministry

Pension system overhauls to be decided on Sept. 22

The state social security fund (IKA) pension system is being overhauled. Specifically, a 12-membered committee will, on September 22, incorporate findings based on proposals by Miltiades Nectarios that foresees the inclusion of all pensions – main and auxiliary to the IKA fold for those who have been insured with IKA from 1992 onwords.

Angry PAME workers protest outside Labor Ministry

The All-Workers Militant Front (PAME), the Communist Party of Greece (KKE)-affiliated trade union, is protesting outside the Labor Ministry against the increase to pensioners’ health contributions by 4-6%. A PAME delegation is meeting with Labor Minister George Katrougalos to discuss EU-imposed changes to labor law.


Collective bargaining for public servants' wages begins as police intervene in union members' march

As the collective bargaining process for public servants? wages began in Ankara on Aug. 3, police intervened in a group of union members, who wanted to march to the Labor Ministry to make their demands heard on the first day of the negotiations.

Next generations' fund set to finance June's pensions

 ETEA about to tap AKAGE for 50 mln euros to pay its retirees

By Roula Salourou

The government is set to draw cash from a special fund set up for future generations to make up the amount it needs to pay supplementary pensions this month. The Labor Ministry, meanwhile, has been upping pressure on social security funds to hand over their cash reserves.

Over 120,000 Greeks apply for aid from government

Almost 121,000 Greeks applied for meal vouchers, free electricity and rent subsidies in the first two weeks of a new program introduced by the government to tackle what it calls the ?humanitarian crisis? in Greece.

According to the Labor Ministry, a total of 120,726 people have submitted applications since the scheme was launched.