Former labour and social security minister and noted economist Professor Louka T. Katseli declined to vote in favour of Article 37 on 20 October and, as a consequence, was expelled from the PASOK parliamentary group.

She argued that this Article should not have been part of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Greek government and the troika in view of its recessionary effects on the economy and the negative repercussions on collective bargaining.

Article 37 of the bill v...

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