Employment Flexibility and Industrial Relations Reforms in Greece of Memoranda


This article elaborateson the concept of employment flexibility and its types, making a thorough reference to the stormy ‘reforms’ – the deregulations of the labour market and industrial relations – during the period of the economic crisis and Memoranda from 2010 to 2018 (end of memoranda), both in the public and private sectors in Greece. The most important effects of the economic crisis and of the austerity policies, as well as of the reforms in the labour market and the industrial relations in Greece include wage reductions, the drop of full-time employment and the take-over by part-time employment and the rapid expansion of flexible employment forms and contracts. Furthermore, overall employment has dropped, unemployment has increased, and social benefits as well as individual and collective rights have marked significant shrinkage.

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