Working Without Getting Paid: 400K Greek Employees Did Not Received Salaries On Time

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Working without getting paid on time? Yes, that’s very possible, if you are in debt-ridden Greece. Thousands of businesses do not pay their employees on time, hundreds of thousands of households have to seek ways to come along without income. During last year,  120,000 business places did not pay their 400,000 employees on time and but more than three months later, than they should. This was stated by special secretary of Labour Inspectors’ Union Michalis Chalaris.

I suppose, those employees got paid after they complained to Labour Inspectors…

Speaking to private Skai TV, Chalaris underlined that 67% of the complaints to labour inspectors refer to the non-payment of salaries and thus for more than three months. He predicted that according to his estimations, the situation will get worse in 2012. 

PS Some of my friends still get peanuts-tranches instead of their full monthly salary, some since almost a year. Some have simply stopped going to work, as they received zero-euro for more than six months. With unemployment at least at 23.1 and zero chance to get a job, they stay home sitting on a mountain of unpaid bills. Depression is eating up their souls and their lives…