1st Edition

Greek Employment Relations in Crisis Problems, Challenges and Prospects

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Greece’s economy and society have undergone important structural changes in recent years as a result of the financial crisis and consequent austerity policies that have been implemented. The Greek labour market and employment relations system have been subject to immense pressures, leading to fundamental changes both in the structure of institutions and in the behaviour of the main employment relations actors.

    The present volume constitutes a first attempt to appreciate the consequences of a decade of austerity politics on the Greek labour market. Offering a multidisciplinary perspective and building on original research by leading Greek scholars in the fields of labour economics, employment relations and the sociology of work, it will discuss the impact of the crisis and the resulting policies on the Greek labour market and employment relations.

    This volume will be of interest to policy makers, researchers and students interested in the past, present and future of Greek employment relations and the impact of austerity on Greece.

    Introduction Chapter 1: Power, Institutional Change and the Transformation of Greek Employment Relations, Horen Voskeritsian and Andreas Kornelakis Chapter 2: Collective Bargaining Decentralisation and Wage Adjustment for Internal Devaluation, Christos A. Ioannou Chapter 3: Sectoral Returns in the Greek Labour Market over 2002–2016: Dynamics and Determinants, Rebekka Christopoulou and Vassilis Monastiriotis Chapter 4: Firm-Level Bargaining and Wage Adjustments Before and During the Crisis: Evidence from the 2011 Industrial Relations Reform, Nicholas Giannakopoulos and Ioannis Laliotis Chapter 5: Mind the (Twin) Gap: Job Quality in Greece in Comparative Perspective, Michail Veliziotis and Andreas Kornelakis Chapter 6: The Rise of Involuntary Non-Standard Employment in Greece during the Great Economic Depression, Ilias Livanos and Konstantinos Pouliakas Chapter 7: Unemployment Experiences and Coping Strategies of the Unemployed in Crisis-Ridden Greece, Christina Karakioulafis Chapter 8: Too Poor to Leave the Nest? The Greek Family as a Safety Net for Young Adults Before and During the Crisis, Rebekka Christopoulou and Maria Pantalidou Conclusion


    Horen Voskeritsian is a Lecturer in Management at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has written extensively on the condition of Greek Employment Relations during the crisis and his work has appeared in numerous international conferences and international publications, such as Economic and Industrial Democracy, International Journal of HRM, Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations and Labour History.

    Panos Kapotas is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Portsmouth. His research interests range from equality and anti-discrimination law to labour law, European human rights law and European Union law. His work has been published in English and Greek in edited volumes and in leading law journals, including the European Law Review, the European Constitutional Law Review and the International Labor Rights Case Law.

    Christina Niforou is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Birmingham Business School. Her work has been published in leading academic journals, including the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management and the Journal of Business Ethics.