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Name: Act No. 1767/1988 on works councils and other provisions in the field of labour law, and ratifying ILO Convention No. 135 [LS 1988 - Gr. 1].
Country: Greece
Subject(s): Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1988
Entry into force:
Published on: Unofficial English translation, printed separately, 11 p.
ISN: GRC-1988-L-6147
Bibliography: Unofficial English translation, printed separately, 11 p.
Abstract/Citation: People working in an enterprise employing 20 employees or more in which there is no trade union organisation, and in an enterprise employing 50 employees or more where there is such an organisation, have the right to elect and form works councils to represent them in their dealings with the enterprise (ss. 1 and 2). The Act governs the constitution, operation, election and functioning of works councils and defines their relationship to trade unions (s. 12). Members of works councils enjoy the same protection afforded to trade union officers (s. 9). The employer must keep the works council abreast of specified matters affecting the employees (s. 13). If no trade union is present, the works council may negotiate with the employer in the event of group dismissals and in cases provided for by law (s. 14). The Act also provides for penalties (s. 17). It does not apply to seafarers or to employees of state-run enterprises. Ch. II reproduces the text of the Workers' Representatives Convention, 1971 (No. 135), which is ratified and given force of law by this Act.
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