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Greek government: Fast Forward with anti-austerity measures

Alexis Tsipras and his junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos pushed the Fast Forward button to restore a series of so-called “reforms”, that is austerity measures imposed by the country’s lenders, the Troika. Several new appointed ministers of the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition started to announce thorough changes, right after they assumed …

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UPD Damanaki denies she made statements about lowering the minimum wage

UPDATE: According to colleagues, EU Commissioner Maria Damanaki denied having made statements “about the EU Commission considering further lowering the minimum wage in Greece.” Speaking to  Damanaki vehemently denied to “have made such statements at least during the last year.” Sources close to Damanaki, told the website they were …

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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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Why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking?

There has been lots of discussions in my environment about why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking. Of course, it’s not only strawberries growing in Manolada, Peloponnese. It’s the peaches in Naousa, Macedonia or the apples in Zagora, Pilio just to mention a few of the agricultural products flourishing in Greece. But …

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FinMin Secretary: minimum wage in Greece still too high

I love these flat faced guys in grey suits, long political party records and smart advises. General secretary of Finance Ministry Giorgos Mergos shocked Greeks on Tuesday, when he claimed the minimum wage was still too high when compared with other countries. Obviously considering 586 euro gross per month and …

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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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