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Factsheet for measure GR-2020-12/666 – Updated – measures in Greece
|Country||Greece , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 20 March 2020 – 15 June 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Mobilisation of a larger workforce
|Author||Penny Georgiadou (INE GSEE)|
|Measure added||16 April 2020 (updated 17 May 2021)|
By virtue of the Legislative Act 20 March 2020/2020, "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", all businesses, and for a period not exceeding six (6) months from 20 March 2020, may unilaterally, appoint personnel for the secure operation of the business.
(Art. 9, Legislative Act of 20.03.2020)
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 may unilaterally appoint personnel for the secure operation as such:
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 4.3 PERSONNEL TABLE FOR SAFETY OPERATION PERSONNEL'', within the first 10 days of the month following the one of the implementation of the measure.
No available information
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
No special funding required
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:
There is no any involvement of social partners
Eurofound (2020), Operation of businesses with safe operation staff, measure GR-2020-12/666 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2020-12_666.html
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