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Greece / Council of State / 660/2016 ΣΤΕ

Natural persons v Unified Auxiliary Insurance Fund

Policy area:
Employment and social policy
Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
Council of State
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

 The applicants requested that the Unified Auxiliary Insurance Fund is obliged to pay a compensation for the amount of pensions cut during the months of January and February 2013 that were not paid based on the provisions of para. IA.6 of art. 1 of Law 4039/2012.

Outcome of the case: 

The interruption of payment of pensions to representatives of trade unions is not against the principle of human dignity, given that they receive, besides the supplementary pension they receive due to their position as trade unionists which was abolished, other pension benefits related to their employment. Protection of the freedom of association does not include the provision of pension to representatives of trade unions due to their position.