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Unemployment benefits are counter-productive, says New Democracy

Unemployment benefits and Christmas bonus have become the target of conservative new Democracy, Greece’s main opposition party, aspiring to come to power after the next parliamentary elections. New Democracy sees the achievements of the working class struggle as counter-productive and claims that they create clientele relations between the state and …

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Employer in Patras shot for demanding return of Christmas bonus

A local businessman in Patras, Peloponnese, was shot in the head with an air gun, after he allegedly demanded back the Christmas bonus he was obliged to give to his employees according to the Greek Labor Law. The perpetrator was not one employee though but a friend of an employee. …

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Employers forced workers to return the Christmas bonus

Several employers found a “recipe” to fill their cash registers over the Christmas days: they demanded back the Christmas bonus they are obliged by law to pay to employees. The employees’ complains landed at the unions offices one after the other. In Patras, workers at retail shops, restaurants and cleaning …

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Low-Pensioners stand long queues for the Christmas Bonus

Greece’s low-pensioners have been waiting for the extra Christmas bonus announced by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for days. The magic, sparkling moment was set as December 22nd. The money started to flow into bank accounts already since Wednesday afternoon. Defying the icy-cold weather and Schaeuble’s objections, dozens of elderly rushed …

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Schaeuble & Dijsselbloem officially seized the EU; Commission angry

The European Commission got angry at the chief of Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem for issuing a statement announcing the freezing of short-term debt-relief measures for Greece due to social support for low pensioners. Dijsselbloem had claimed that the institutions had taken the decision. Statement on #greece pic.twitter.com/7kmVmf0eQJ — Michel Reijns (@MichelReijns) …

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Thousands of Greeks Without Christmas Bonus

Thousands of Greek employees did not receive Christmas bonus this year, even though it is obligatory according to the law. The Labour Control Authority received more than 2,000 complaints by employees who didn’t receive their bonuses, equal to one month salary. A large number of employers justified the non-payment of the bonus with ‘economic …

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