General Confederation of Greek Workers

General Confederation of Greek Workers
Patision 69
Contact person:
Ioannis Gkoutzamanis, Energy & Climate Change Policy Officer

The General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), in Greek Γ.Σ.Ε.Ε, is the highest tertiary trade union body in Greece. It was founded in 1918 and is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation.

GSEE is made up of 83 worker unions and 74 secondary departmental confederations. Its prime purpose is defending the interests of all workers in the Greek private sector. To that purpose, it negotiates with the employer unions the signing of national union labour agreements and has also the ability to call all workers of the private sector on strike in case the need arises.

Moreover, GSEE has established a number of supporting institutes to help it achieve its goals. INE/GSEE-ADEDY is tasked with the provision of GSEE and ADEDY, the equivalent of GSEE in the public sector, of formulated scientific data reports which GSEE and ADEDY use for the scientific validations of their argumentation when dealing with the employers. KE.PE.A is tasked with the provision of information and legal advice to all workers and unemployed people in Greece. A.RIS.TOS is tasked with the tracking and filling of the historical evidence of all worker unions in Greece. KANEP/GSEE is tasked with the support of the policy of GSEE in education and the R&D field.

Support services:
Best practices, Guides, handbooks, information material, Innovation vouchers, Self assessment and benchmarking tools, Training
Resource expertise:
Energy, Water, Waste, Carbon
Sectoral expertise:
All manufacturing industries, All sectors, Chemical and process engineering, Construction, Food processing, Hotel and restaurant, Manufacturing of machinery and equipment, Metal and plastic processing, Office and administration, Waste management and recycling