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Daily Archives: September 19, 2012

IMF Applauds Itself for the Success its Bailout Programs

No, it’s not a joke. In IMF’s scores-reviews published on Monday, International Monetary Fund among other “applauded itself for the success of its bailout programs”… Hm… should I mention the wrong predictions on recession? The bailout programs that crash the health care system?  The end of welfare state? The grabbing of social contributions translated into sharp pension …

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Greek State “Forgot” To Pay Employees at Alzheimer’s Daily Centres

Employees at daily care centers for patients with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and related disorders, centres for patients with memory loss, have not seen any euro cent for the last six months. 250 social workers, psychologists, speech therapists, nurses, gym instructors and administration personnel, in the country’s centres and hostels are forced to seek other ways to cover …

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One in Three Greeks Work Without Social Security

One in three Greeks work without social security. According to data collected from the country’s biggest insurance fund IKA for the time between January-July 2012, controls conducted by labour inspectors showed that 12,629 employees were working without social security. That is, people work without enjoying any health care or having any perspective to get …

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€11.5-Billion Package: Totally Perplexed About the Upcoming Austerity Cuts

I am totally baffled! And with me, millions of Greeks following the negotiations between Athens and the Troika, the bargain on the austerity measures to come with the €11.5-billion package. On Friday, we read about the raise of retirement age from 65 to 67, on Monday we read “the Troika doubts the …

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