Austerity and social dialogue in Greece: the consequences of Greek Memoranda on social partners’ dialogue
Please cite the paper as:
“Theodore Koutroukis and Spyros Roukanas, (2014), Austerity and social dialogue in Greece: the consequences of Greek Memoranda on social partners’ dialogue, World Economics Association (WEA) Conferences, No. 2 2014, Greece and Austerity Policies: Where Next for its Economy and Society?, 20th October to 21st December 2014”
Aim of this paper is to criticize the impact of joint EC-ECB-IMF Programmes on the Greek industrial relation system, using an analysis of the institutional changes in the labour market and the social dialogue procedures.
The paper examines a series of transformations that took part in the Greek industrial relations system and assess the changes in the field of social partnership. Furthermore, it analyses the implications that institutional amendments, introduced since 2012, have promoted for Greek labour legislation and the role of social partners.
Moreover, it evaluates the impact of EC-ECB-IMF Programmes on the reshape of the Greek industrial relations context towards highly decentralized collective bargaining, and the abandonment of social dialogue as a means to contribute the economic and social policy fundamental choices.