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More than 55% of work can be done remotely, survey finds

More than 55% of work can be done remotely, more than seven out of 10 companies already implement a hybrid teleworking model, and more than 60% believe that teleworking has definitely had a positive/somewhat positive impact on productivity. These are the results of a survey in more than 250 companies …

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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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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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“Special purpose leave” for parents when schools closed due to coronavirus

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced a government measure introduced for the time schools are closed due to coronavirus: special-purpose leave for parents. The special-purpose leave from work is for working parents with children up to 15 years old. However, not both parents can claim the leave at the same time. …

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Greeks need to work more than half a year just to pay dues to the state

Greeks need to work 198 days in the current year in order to be able to pay their taxes to the state and their social security contributions. According to a report by the Markos Dragoumis from the think tank Center for Liberal Studies (KEFIM), Greeks have to work for more …

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Greece’s Asylum Service report: 58,661 asylum applications submitted in 2017

Greece’s Asylum Service has published its report for the work in 2017. The Asylum Service registered 58,661 asylum applications, of which 26,668 were submitted on the five Aegean islands where Reception and Identification Centers (“hotspots”) are located. The detailed report gives information about countries of origin, approved and rejected application …

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Creditors’ new combo “The Troika Four” started inspections in Athens

I have been wondering whether the new Troika which is a Quartet should be called “The Creditors’ Quartet” or “The Troika Four” or just “Greece’s creditors”. The new combo of representatives from European Commission, International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Stability Mechanism definitely news a new short description, …

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Get a job via social media: Greek Twitter-user helps jobless via #aggeliesergasias

“My children are abroad, my sister’s children are abroad, some other nieces too.” The lady was talking to her walking companion. “Where did they do?” the other woman asked and the first answered “Oh, one is in Paris, one in New York, one in London, one in Sweden…” I didn’t …

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Germany invites jobless EU youth to go there for work

5.501 million unemployed youth across Europe? 3.531 million jobless youth in the Eurozone alone? No problem for all those with or without university education who if lucky could find a temporary job as pizza boys and service girls for 400 euro per month. Germany opens its arms and welcome all the …

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