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Factsheet for measure GR-2020-12/665 Updated – measures in Greece

Transfer of personnel to companies within the same group

Άρθρο 10, 'Μεταφορά προσωπικού σε επιχειρήσεις εντός του ιδίου ομίλου', Πράξη Νομοθετικού Περιεχομένου (ΠΝΠ) , Αρ. Φύλλου 68, 20.03.2020

Country Greece , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 20 March 2020 – 15 June 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Transfer or redeployment of workers
Author Penny Georgiadou (INE/GSEE)
Measure added 16 April 2020 (updated 27 May 2021)

Background information

By virtue of the legislative Act 20 March 2020 "Urgent measures to address the consequences of the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, to support the society and entrepreneurship, and to safeguard the smooth operation of the market and public administration", businesses that have been financially affected as per their Activity Code Numbers (ACN), or their operation has been suspended under a state decision, may transfer staff from a group business to a business of the same group, following a respective agreement.

(Art. 10, Legislative Act of 20 March 2020)

Content of measure

In the context of emergency and interim measures in the labour market for dealing with and limiting the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, the employer whose business is severely affected or is under ban of operation, may transfer staff from a group business to a business of the same group, following a respective agreement. The list of ACNs is dynamic and more ACNs may be included. Group entities that are implementing such measures are required to maintain the same total headcount prior to the transfer. More specifically and according to the Ministerial Decision No. 13564/Δ1.4770/2020, employers shall submit to the ERGANI platform, the special document named "FORM 4.4 PERSONNEL TABLE FOR THE TRANSFER OF PERSONNEL TO UNDERTAKINGS WITHIN THE GROUP'', within the first 10 days of the month following the one of the implementation of the transfer.


The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.

15 June 2020

This measure was abolished by law 4690-2020, so as of 15 June 2020 it is no longer in force.

Use of measure

No data available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Employees in standard employment
Does not apply to businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
No special funding required

Social partners

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:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown


There is no involvement of social partners.

Views and reactions

No involvement.


  • 20 March 2020: Act of Legislative Content on “Urgent measures to address the consequences of the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, to support society and entrepreneurship and to ensure the smooth functioning of the market and public administration.” (O.G A’ 68/20-3-2020) (
  • 29 April 2021: INE GSEE Information guide to working in pandemic conditions (ΙΝΕ ΓΣΕΕ Πληροφοριακός οδηγός για την εργασία σε συνθήκες πανδημίας (


Eurofound (2020), Transfer of personnel to companies within the same group, measure GR-2020-12/665 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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