The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity was established by virtue of Compulsory Law 1935 on “Establishing the Ministry of Labour”, while it’s current remit was broadened to include the General Secretariat for Social Security (P.D 372/14.9.1995) and the General Secretariat for Welfare (Law 4052/2012). Its headquarters are located at 29 Stadiou Str., in Athens.
The Ministry’s mission is to design, adopt and implement policy measures in order to promote the smooth and effective functioning of the labour market, create an effective and sustainable social welfare model, enhance the protection of workers and social cohesion and ensure the stability of the country’s social security system.
To this end, the Ministry seeks to:
1. protect workers’ rights, fight against undeclared, uninsured and illegal work, in general, promote occupational health and safety and the creation of quality and productive jobs.
2. boost employment and reduce unemployment, and also promote the adaptability of and upgrade the quality of the country’s human capital.
3. fight against poverty and social exclusion, prepare and implement an effective and sustainable Social Welfare model that will fairly allocate the available resources to the most vulnerable social groups.
4. develop an equitable, sustainable and efficient Social Security system.