Monday, 11 March 2013

Half of Greek companies fail to pay employees on time, 1:3 workers uninsured

Half of Greek companies fail to pay employees on time, 1:3 workers uninsuredPosted by in Economy, Society
“What are the economy predictions for Greece?” a friend calling me abroad asked me on Monday morning. “We don’t give a hoot about predictions,” I replied. “Real life is far beyond any predictions of IMF, real life is about struggling to come along without money.” Like in cases where one works but does not get paid on time or the case one gets sick but has no insurance….
Half of Greek companies fail to pay their employees on time and one in three workers is uninsured, a Labor Inspectorate official told Skai TV on Monday.
“As we speak, employees are owed a total of 2.5 million euros in Christmas bonuses,” said Michalis Kandarakis, the public service’s special secretary. “While half of Greek firms do not pay their workers promptly.”

Kandarakis added that the economic crisis and the relaxation of labor laws had led to an increasing number of companies scrapping contracts for full time employment.
He said there had been a 1,200 percent increase in the number of companies who offered their employees more flexible forms of employment.
Kandarakis said that the Labor Inspectorate received more than 1,200 complaints from employees last year regarding their employers’ practices. (ekathimerini)
Slowly I should start getting together all this relevant information and put it on a book “Living without money”.

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