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Factsheet for measure GR-2020-11/692 – measures in Greece
|Country||Greece , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 14 March 2020 – 13 June 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Change of work arrangements (working time, rota schemes)
|Author||Elena Kousta (INE GSEE) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||16 April 2020 (updated 04 May 2020)|
The government with a Legislative Act (Official Government Gazette A64, March 14, 2020) in the contest of the “emergency contingency measures to address the need to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID 19”, introduces
During the period when there is the risk of outbreak and spread of the coronavirus and for a period of up to 6 months, from March 14, 2020 and after, the following temporary measures are in force:
The number of employees affected by the measure is not known.
Employees in standard employment
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The government has designed this measure.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|C - Manufacturing||C10 Manufacture of food products|
|C11 Manufacture of beverages|
|C21 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations|
|G - Wholesale And Retail Trade; Repair Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles||G47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Lifting of overtime work restrictions, extension of working hours during Sundays and leave for specific businesses, measure GR-2020-11/692 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2020-11_692.html
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