Seasonal workers in tourism, construction and agriculture will be at risk to lose their allowances as of 01.01.2013. According to new regulations issued by OAEED (Greek Unemployment Agency) seasonal workers will be able to receive allowances only for 450 days and thus retrospective since 01.01.2009.
That is, if someone has received allowances for 210 days, s/he will be granted allowance for no more than 240 days. If someone has received allowances fro 450 days already, there will be … no allowance.
Unfortunately, these 450-day allowance will be spread over four years.
Regulations are expected to be even tougher as of 01.01.2014, where they will be granted only for 400 days.
The measure will hit thousands of workers who work only for several months a year and used to receive special ‘unemployment allowances’ for the period of time that they had no work.
Here is the OAEED circular in Greek. they count more than 12 examples of how the allowances will be given. There are also regulations for Christmas & Easter Bonuses.