Labor ministry amendment withdrawn from multi-bill

A controversial Labor Ministry amendment to a mutli-bill set to be voted on Sunday that would have seen the pensions of newly-retired self-employed workers reduced by 35 percent has been withdrawn, Skai reports.

Although the amendment would have affected only certain categories of self-employed workers, the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants GSEVEE) had said it would block payments to the pension fund if it went through, the according to the report.