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40% of Greek workers don’t get paid for overtime work, survey shows

Forty percent of workers, working overtime, is not paid for their extra working hours, a survey by the largest private sector trade union umbrella GSEE has found. A 73% of workers demand to be paid for their overtime work instead of taking leave or day off The survey showed that …

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Unemployment among university graduates in Greece highest in EU

University graduates in Greece topped the list for the unemployment of young graduates in the EU28, with a 20% unemployment rate.  Greece ranks 25th based on the annual equivalent net income of university graduates, a survey by the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE) – the biggest trade union …

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Private sector, communist unionists deliver a scuffle at Plenary meeting (video)

A truly …nice Greek atmosphere at the plenary of Greece’s private sector unions umbrella GSEE.The hall turned into a boxing match, after unionists of the Confederation delivered a scuffle with members of the Communist party union PAME. Swears flew through the air, punches ended on shoulders, some unionists left with …

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Greek parents spend €3billion annually on educational purposes

Free public education in Greece? Not really. Not in real Greek life. Greek family expenditures for educational purposes exceed 3 billion  euros annually, according to an annual report by the GSEE private sector employees federation published on Wednesday. GSEE’s Center of Educational Policy Development said that despite the availability of …

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Athens: anti-austerity protest as lawmakers vote Budget 2015

Unionists of public and private sector unions GSEE and ADEDY as wells as members and supporters of main opposition left-wing SYRIZA and communist union PAME have gathered outside the Greek Parliament to protest the voting of another austerity budget, i.e. Budget 2015. Police closed the traffic around the area.   …

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Greece needs 20 years to re-create one million jobs lost to crisis

It’s time that we, the non-economists dealing with the Greek debt crisis, learn a new term. That’s “jobless growth” or “jobless recovery”. In short,  this term means that there is growth in an economy of a country, but people still get no jobs. Something like the phenomenon in modern Greece of …

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Greece’s Private Sector Union GSEE Calls The Troika “Charlatans and Quacks”

The atmosphere during the meeting between private sector union umbrella GSEE and Troika representatives on Friday was chilly. In fact, it must have been icy-cold despite the high temperatures in Greece’s capital Athens when the issues of dramatically high unemployment, prolonged recession, cancellation of collective bargains and the miserable conditions in the …

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Merkel Would Visit Greece, if it wasn’t for the BILD Newspaper…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel  would love to visit Greece, but apparently she has fallen victim of the exaggerated reports about anti-German sentiment. During a meeting with the president of private sector unions umbrella GSEE, Yiannis Panagopoulos, in Berlin, Merkel said “We have different opinions on the policies that should be applied, …

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Greece’s Trade Unions, Employers Reject Troika’s Demands For Wages Cuts in Private Sector

GSEE, the trade union umbrella for the Greece private sector and Employer’s Associations came to the same conclusion after three hours of negotiations. To say “No” to Troika’s demands to lower the minimum wage and to abolish the 13th and 14th salary. GSEE chairman Yannis Panagopoulso told reporters  “It is not allowed that …

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Sudden Winter Outbreak in Greek Labor Market!

I have been complaining the whole day about the heat-wave in Athens. A heat that went even higher as Greece bet Nigeria in Mundial 2010. But now, as we head towards evening, temperature drops. Not much, but enough to let me sit on a comfort chair and enjoy my plants and flowers on …

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General Strike – Riots

THESSALONIKI : RIOTS – TEAR GAS IGOUMENITSA: PEACEFUL VOLOS: PEACEFUL IRAKLEIO: PEACEFUL IOANNINA: RIOTS ATHENS: RIOTS – TEAR GAS YOUNGSTERS ATTEMPTED TO STORM PARLIAMENT http://apolitistosteki.blogspot.com http://troktiko.blogspot.com http://nonews-news.blogspot.com/ MORE THAN 150.000 PROTESTERS IN ATHENS SO FAR THEY HAVE BOOED: 1) CHAIRMAN OF TRADE UNION/PRIVATE SECTOR 2) EX-DEPUTY KIMON KOULOURIS 3) PARLIAMENT …

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