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Labor conditions in Greece worsened for 90% of private sector employees

Nine in ten employees in the private sector in Greece faced worsening labor conditions in the years of the debt crisis, according to a survey carried out for the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) on the occasion of the 100th-year anniversary of its founding. The 90 percent of respondents …

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How Greeks end up in sham jobs in the Czech Republic

A large number of employment agencies have been hiring cheap labor across Europe. But many Greeks have fallen victim to high expectations and fraudulent recruitment deals.   Like most Greeks, Nikos Varthimiadis is bust. Bad debts ruined his bakery last year, pushing the middle-aged man and father of three into …

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Labor Ministry to reduce fines for undeclared work, raise minimum wage

Fines for undeclared work will be reduced in order to create incentives for full time jobs, Labour Minister Efi Achtsioglou revealed right after Christmas. In an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA), Labour Minister Efi Achtsioglou revealed plans to overhaul the architecture of the fine system for undeclared labour …

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OECD report: Greece only country that increased taxes, VAT and social contributions in 2016

Greece is defying the prevalent trend among the world’s industrialized nations for reducing tax rates in order to boost investment and competitiveness, a report published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has shown. In contrast Greece has increased labor and corporate taxes, Value Added Tax as well …

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“We are planning the next day for Greece,” says PM Tsipras

The summer of 2017 will be calmer but this was not a time for complacence, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday in an televised interview with Greece’s Alpha channel, one day after Greece’s successfully ventured forth to tap the markets. “We took an important step, which marks the beginning …

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ETUI: Wages in Greece fall at 3.1% annually since 2009

Workers are still not feeling economic recovery: wages are lower now than they were eight years ago in seven EU member states, according to new research published today by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). The research also shows that in 18 EU countries …

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Crucial program review negotiations end without agreement

The critical negotiations between Greece and the lenders aiming to conclude the second program review …concluded at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday without agreement. Main issues that still remain open are the Labor and the Fiscal ones. There was some convergence in the fiscal issues, the gap decreased to 600 million …

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The Greek “invisible” wroker and employee

A new term appeared in our Modern Greek language of our Modern Greek crisis-hit country: the ‘invisible employee’. Who is the invisible employee who emerged from the Greek crisis and the skyrocketing unemployment? Oh, it is the employee who has  a job but is not being registered in social security …

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Greece’s retail workers threatened with 35%-55% wages cuts

That’s a bad Halloween trick for the half a million Greek retail workers. As the collective bargain expired and the Troika forbids a new collective bargain, they are threatened with wages cuts reaching from -35% up to -55%. Employers will be glad to force their employees to sign individual employment …

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