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EU's Dombrovskis meets with employees' and employers' unions

EU's Dombrovskis meets with employees' and employers' unions

The Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis met with representatives of Greece’s main employees' unions and industry bodies on Tuesday to discuss labour and social security reforms.

The representatives of employers’ organizations (ESEE, GSEVEE, SEV, SETE, EVEA) rejected the idea of increasing social security contributions to meet the demand for more cash and to avoid pension reduction.

On their side, the employees’ organizations (GSEE, ADEDY) expressed to Dombrovskis their complete disagreement with the policies being applied which, according to the EU official, are continuing due to the fiscal derailment of the Greek economy in 2014 and 2015, and briefed him for their upcoming general strike on November 12.