The civil servants' union ADEDY has heralded strike action as soon as a bill with the government's pension reform is tabled in Parliament.
ADEDY's executive committee indicated on Thursday that it would proceed with a 24-hour strike on the day the bill goes to the House, in line with a decision taken during its session last week.
A new bill submitted to parliament in January envisages new increase in pensions for pensioners in Greece.
Pension increases will range from 3% to 10% and affect pensioners who have more than 30 years of insurance coverage. The supplementary pensions for the freelancers and farmers will also increase by up to 48%.
Prime Minister's Chancellery head Ionel Danca said on Monday that the Government adopted the emergency ordinance (OUG) on some fiscal-budget measures, providing locking in the benefits for dignitaries and the suspension of the provisions in the administrative code regarding the special pensions for locally elected until 1 January 2021.
The Labor Ministry is set to fully overhaul the country's pension system next month, as the social security reforms it is promoting will increase some 450,000 main and auxiliary pensions. The final number of recipients and the size of the hikes will be determined by the necessary study for the ministry by the National Actuarial Authority.
The Government has assumed responsibility, on Monday, in the joint plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, on the 2020 social insurance budget law.
According to the head of the PM Chancellery, Ionel Danca, on Wednesday, the Government adopted the draft modifying Government Emergency Ordinance (OUG) 114 and supplementing some normative acts.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said Monday that the draft budget for next year provides for the amounts needed to increase pensions from September 1, according to the pension law, but also for salary increases, provided for in the law of unitary pay.
The Government endorses the increase of minimum wage, but it doesn't want this increase to cause "negative economic consequences," Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has said on Thursday, adding that he also wishes for pensions to increase, while bringing to mind that the pensions fund has a deficit of more than 2 billion lei at this point.