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Labor Ministry to open discussion on minimum wage

The Greek cabinet will have a discussion on the issue of minimum wage with a possible option for a rise, despite objections for a freeze by industrial institutions and business associations. Currently, the minimum wage in the private sector is set at 650 euros per month – with nominal salary …

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Private sector workers in quarantine to work overtime without remuneration

Employees in the Greek private sector will have to work overtime without extra payment if they have to self-isolate due to the coronavirus. The overtime work is up to three hours per day once they return to their workplace to make up for the lost tine. This provision that     labor …

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30% of Greek pensioners receive less than 500 euros per month

One third of Greek pensioners receives a monthly pension of no more than 500 euros. According to data from the Helios database of the Greek Labor Ministry for August and September 2018, the average monthly pension was 724.18 euros. Supplementary pension was 172.32 euros per month, while dividend paid monthly …

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Unemployment measures worth €31.5mln to hinder Greece’s “brain drain”

Greece’s Labor Ministry plans a series of measures to combat unemployment. The measures worth 632.5 million euros will be implemented in the first half of 2019 and will affect 88,500 unemployed young scientists. The measure should be considered as an effort to stop the brain drain. “The government’s plans include …

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Bomb at Labor Ministry in downtown Athens

A back bag with an explosive mechanism was left outside of the Labor Ministry on Stadiou street in downtown Athens. An anonymous called had warned a newspaper at 1:20 a.m. on Monday that the bomb would explode forty minutes later. Police that rushed to the ministry found a back bag …

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“Flexible work conditions” with “peanuts for payment” rule Greece’s Labor Market

Gone are the times when labor craft would get a full time job with a wage that would allow a descent living. The data published by the Greek Labor Ministry are grim. Not only 24,674 jobs were lost in the private sector in November. The data reflect also the absolute …

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More than 200K of Greece’s very poor apply to Humanitarian Crisis Relief Program

Exactly 212,897 Greeks have submitted so far requests to be part of the Humanitarian Crisis Relief Program of the Greek government. The majority of the needy seek help with food, while a percentage seeks financial aid to pay rent and an even smaller percentage needs free electricity. According to data …

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Labor Ministry to register …quicksand movements in Greece’s private sector

What’s the purpose of this waste of money and time? And thus in a labor market environment that moves with a speed of quicksand responding even to the touch of a light tree leaf? Greek Labor Ministry wants to register all employees across the country. You know all these workers for …

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