Potami leader Stavros Theodorakis said on Friday his party will approve the legislation altering the procedure unions use to call a strike, saying that although it needs improvements, it is moving in the right direction.
"There have to be improvements in order to increase the number of employees taking these decisions. Tsipras' improvement is not complete, but it is moving towards what we have said in the past. Therefore, we cannot say 'No' on the issue of strikes," he reportedly told "Thema 104.6" radio station.
The legislation tabled by the government states that 25 percent of the members of a primary union can call a strike. Theodorakis said that New Democracy and PASOK attempted in 2014 to submit a similar legislation, according to which 51 percent of employees would be required to vote in favour in order to take labour action.
He said his party will vote down most of the other provisions.
Asked about the negotiations between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYROM) on the name dispute, he said that his party would accept the word "Macedonia" with a geographical qualifier for all uses, but not Skopje’s irredentism.