BACKGROUND OF THE TRANSFER OF DIRECTIVE 2009/38 ON THE EWCs INTO GREEK LAW
Around two years ago, the Ministry of Labour has established a committee to prepare the draft of the transposition of Directive 2009/38 into national law.
Furthermore, OBES asked GSEE to intervene to the Ministry of Labour for this reason, which was done through a letter of GSEE to the Minister of Labour Ms Katseli dated 11/1/2011. Furthermore, the first edition of these positions was sent by OBES to the Minister of Labour Ms Katseli on the 28/1/2011. These positions were improved, and OBES forwarded the second edition of these positions to the General Secretary of the Ministry of Labour Ms Stratinaki on the 12/4/2011, during a meeting held in her Bureau. Ms. Stratinaki, opted for a transposition Law instead of a presidential decree. This solution was also chosen by the majority of European Union member-states, as shown in the table issued by the European Commission containing all the laws transposing this Directive in each EU member state up to 31/08/2011. This table is available in:
The positions of OBES have also been sent to the Minister of Labour Mr Koutroumanis and to the hierarchy of the Ministry of Labour on 12.7.2011 (second edition) as well as on 07.11.2011 (third edition).
Finally, most of OBES observations that were included in the fourth edition of OBES positions were included also in the final law Ν.4052/12 passed in Parliament (Articles 49-76) in early March 2012.