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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 10-07-06
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Social Security D/B Tabled to the ParliamentTuesday, 06 July 2010 17:00
Debate on social security draft-bill opened in the Parliament Plenum on Tuesday and will end on Thursday. A high pitched dispute is expected between the government and the opposition parties. Labour Minister Andreas Loberdos has tabled four last minute amendments. The ND party has raised issue of unconstitutionality while ND party leader Antonis Samaras said his party will vote against the draft-bill in principal but will vote in favour of particular articles- which are in the right direction as he said. GCP general secretary Aleca Papariga said the draft-bill was an insult and mockery against the Greek people and stressed that her party would vote against it. The president of SYRIZA Parliamentary Group, Alexis Tsipras called the government to recall the draft-bill-which he described as unconstitutional. The two largest labour union GSEE and ADEDY have responded with a nationwide strike on Thursday, July, 8.
Four Last Minute Amendments
Parliament debate on socials security draft-bill opened with the four last minute amendments submitted by Employment Minister A. Loverdos.
First amendment: horizontal guarantee of pensions to ensure decent pension for all.
Second amendment: 30% to 50% reduction in the sum for the purchase of nominal social security period linked with the military service
Third amendment: readjustment of â¬800 bonus depending on the economic situation of the country and after joint decision of Finance and employment Ministries.
Fourth amendment: exact determination of state percentage as social security co-financing source.
SOURCES: ÍÅÔ-ÍÅÔ 105.8-ÁNA/ÌPA News item: 38233