Greece's positions on labour issues are strengthened after the report of the Committee of Independent Experts, Labour Minister George Katrougalos said in statements to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency stressing their importance of Greece returning to European normality.
"The report of the Committee of Independent Experts regarding reforms in labour relations was delivered yesterday. All the three pillars of the negotiation (labour union law, mass layoffs, collective negotiations) are strengthened by the report because they aim at the country's return to European normality. Memorandum policies have deregulated the labour market in Greece. They have undermined all the guarantees of individual and collective labour law, they have essentially abolished collective bargaining, they have created a labour jungle. It is time we returned to the European Social Model. Tomorrow, September 29, the conclusions and the general positions of our country for the labour market will be presented at a special session of the Committee set up by the European Parliament's Employment Committee".