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Greek Workers Furloughed Over COVID Get Compensation

January 1, 2022

ATHENS – Greece’s workers in a range of categories will be subsidized by the state again for work lost because of additional COVID-19 health restrictions, to the tune of 534 euros ($605) for January, 2022.

The special-purpose compensation was brought forward again by the New Democracy government that first applied it in the spring of 2020, just after the pandemic began its grip.

It applies to specific economic sectors affected by the new measures aimed at containing the spread of the Omicron Variant of the Coronavirus that brought record numbers of cases and tighter measures, said Kathimerini.

Among them are bars, restaurants, nightclubs and entertainment venues and eatery employees if their companies declare them suspended by Jan. 10, 2022, which means they can’t be fired.

etc, with employers having to declare the suspended contracts by January 10. 

The compensation will also apply to artists registered as musicians (or similar professions), who submit a declaration by Jan. 10 as the government’s surprise turnabout in declaring new measures caught them off guard.

The government is also extending its Syn-Ergasia labor subsidy program up to March 31, 2022 for workers who were in a full-time salaried employment up to Oct. 31, 2021, the report noted.

That means employers can cut paid working hours by 50 percent without labor relations being affected and will see 60 percent of workers’ lost salaries covered by the state.

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