Mass layoffs and 36-monthly contracts without compensations
According to "Eleftheros Typos" newspaper, the technical teams opened a new discussion for the changes in minimum wage and the representation of workers in declaring strikes. Another bill, which will open the door for contracts without any restrictions instead of current employment contracts, is about to pass.
Troika and especially IMF are seeking to force the Greek government to vote for the whole neoliberal agenda concerning labor rights. Some dialogues between IMF and government officials are indicative of the pressure and persistence of IMF, especially concerning mass layoffs.
IMF seeks to change monthly layoffs limits and will start by abolishing the authority of ministers to approve mass layoffs.
Indicatively, the agenda contains, among other things, unlimited number of layoffs for businesses with working stuff above 300, considering some special criteria for each sector and activity.
It is worth to remember that in 2012, the minimum wage in Greece has been reduced by 22% according to the Troika demand (http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=earn_mw_cur&lang=en) and that a year ago, 11 multinational corporations asked from the Greek government to drop minimum wage at 300 euros! (http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2013/03/04/multinationals-blackmail-greece-part-timers-on-e250-300-monthly-salary/)