Fox News — Greece’s government has presented to Parliament for ratification a 400 page multi bill, a new batch of creditor-demanded reforms, including measures that will make it harder for labour unions to call strikes.
The draft law made public late Tuesday is the last hurdle Greece must clear to receive a new rescue loan installment of about 5.5 billion euros from its European partners.
Greece’s government has stressed that the reforms do not include new wage and pension cuts and says they are expected to be approved in Parliament in Jan. 15 vote.
Unions have strongly criticized the provisions on strikes. Earlier Tuesday, dozens of people taking part in a Communist Party-affiliated protest invaded the Labour Ministry and had an altercation with Minister Efi Achtsioglou in her office.