The new Minister of Labor and Social Solidarity Panos Skourletis announced that he intends to immediate restore the minimum wage to 751 euros, in an interview he gave to the ANT1 television network.
[ATHENS JAN 28]
Mr. Skourletis explained the first bills the government intends to pass include acts related to collective labor agreements, civil mobilization, collective redundancies and the minimum wage.
According to Mr. Skourletis the serious problems in employment pose a challenge to the SYRIZA-led government, but he was confident and noted that the legislative acts are nearly ready for submission.
The Alternate Minister of Social Insurance Dimitris Stratoulis also told ANT1 that the government intends to restore pensions.