“We will establish the possibility for a worker to work for multiple employers. He can work 2 eight-hour shifts for 2 different employers and it’s perfectly legal,” Greece Labor Minister Adonis Georgiadis announced on Friday.
The 16-hour work day will be provided for by a bill, which is already ready, Georgiadis said claiming that the bill is based on the “European acquis”!
“We are establishing the possibility for an employee to work for multiple employers, that is, an employee can work two 8-hour days for two different employers and this is absolutely legal,” said the Minister told Skai TV.
In fact, puzzled, the presenter asked if it was two 8-hour days in the same day, so 16 hours a day, and the minister boldly answered “if he wishes, yes, it’s his decision, not mine, from now on we’ll allow him, today we don’t it’s done.”
For the supposedly “voluntary” 16-hour work a day for different employers, Adonis Georgiadis invoked the EU Directive which this bill incorporates, commenting that it is “very nice” that an employee can choose 16-hour work!
Of course, no one wants to work 16 hours a day and only have 8 hours left for rest, entertainment and family time. Poverty is what forces workers to do two and three jobs and work day after day! It is obvious that working 16 hours a day means twice the strain of the worker.
Later on Friday, Minister Georgiadis made a corrective statement saying that an 11-hour pause must be between the two 8-hour shifts. In real math, 8+8+11 = 27 hours. A miracle, a real Greek one! A clown of a minister extends the day by 4 hours!
The bill will provide for dismissal without compensation, reported 902.gr website.
“We are establishing the probationary employee period” and added that for an employee “the contract can be terminated automatically and without compensation in a period of 6 months.”
Worth noting that these employees will pay double income taxes and insurance fees. No incentives like in other EU countries….
At the same time, the bill gives also the option to pensioners who have not gathered the sufficient stamps for a pension at the age of 67 to work until the age of 74!
The Labor Nightmare does not end with active employees but it concerns also pensioners.
“We encourage pensioners to work legally and not illegally.” He said that the bill would provide for the abolition of the penalty and the establishment of a levy in favor of the EFKA of approximately 10% of the additional income. He justified this government choice by citing the needs of the market for workers and that the pensioner should “remain active!”
In a previous interview, the Minister had said that those over 67 will work for public organizations and municipalities.
It’s the crappy pensions that force pensioners to work past the government retirement age of up to 74!
Instead of substantial increases in wages and pensions for workers and those out of work to live in dignity, the government promotes the logic of more labor craft exploitation and strain.
PS big question is: who will hire an employee over the age of 67, when even people over 50 can hardly find a job.