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Factsheet for measure GR-2020-12/690 – Updated – measures in Greece
|Country||Greece , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 19 March 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Changes of working hours or work arrangements
|Author||Penny Georgiadou (INE GSEE)|
|Measure added||16 April 2020 (updated 27 May 2021)|
The government in the context of the emergency measures, with the art. 5 of 11 March 2020 Legislative Act (Government Gazette A' 55) as amended by art. 24 of the 14 March 2020 Legislative Act (Government Gazette A' 64) in conjunction with circulars of Ministry of Interior no 108/oik.7874/2020 and 109/οικ.8000 of the Ministry of Interior, introduced changes in the provision of public sector labour in order to address the consequences of the spread of COVID-19.
Civil servants, employees in the local government authorities and employees in all legal entities of public interest independently of the type of their employment relationship and in the event of an emergency situation, during the operation of a public service should be suspended or restricted, then the competent Minister (or the person in charge) has the authority to determine the number of employees who must be present at the service on a daily basis, with the option of shift work or with the appointment of exceptional security personnel. In this case, the necessary measures are taken in order to ensure, depending on the nature of the nature of the service, the possibility of remote provision of work using electronic means.
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|
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 involvement of social partners.
The government has designed and implemented all the measures.
Eurofound (2020), Organisation of work in the public sector, measure GR-2020-12/690 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2020-12_690.html
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