Labor minister to hold tough talks with GSEE

Labor and Social Security Minister Yiannis Vroutsis was on Wednesday to continue his meetings with labor groups to discuss the enforcement of long-delayed reforms to the private labor sector.

Vroutsis is to meet officials from the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE), Greece's largest umbrella union at noon following his talks on Tuesday with representatives of associations representing employers.

It appears that employers want to revoke a reduction to the minimum wage imposed by international creditors and to resume the principle of 'metenergeia' where collective labor contracts continue to apply following their expiration.

Even before the launch of Wednesday's talks, GSEE said it has decided to hold a 24-hour strike the date of which has yet to be set. The union has demanded that any collective agreement be signed under the aegis of the International Labor Organization 'so there can be no room for doubt.' 

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