The responses of trade unions to the youth unemployment crisis in Greece

  • Orestis Papadopoulos
Keywords: Greece, youth unemployment, trade unions, economic crisis


The present article presents the responses of the Greek trade unions to the rise of youth unemployment in Greece after the outbreak of the economic crisis. The main objective of the paper is to depict the problems that young Greeks are facing and the ways that unions are responding to those problems. The austerity measures implemented in Greece, together with the severe deterioration of the employment prospects of young workers, constitute the focal points of this overview. The analysis focuses on how the trade unions in Greece have responded to the austerity measures and what ideological elements inform their positions and strategies.