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Iliopoulos: Govt’s Labour Bill Comes From the Darkest Days of Greek Bankruptcy

ΑΤΗΕΝS — The government's draft bill on labour issues will disrupt the work-life balance of employees and strip them of their labour rights, main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance spokesperson Nassos Iliopoulos said on Friday, speaking to radio "KavalaNews".

"This bill abolishes the eight-hour working day and a worker can be asked to work 10-hour days for six months consecutively without getting any overtime pay, which not only amounts to a salary cut but also disrupts personal and family life," he said.

This bill dates back to "the darkest days of Greece's bankruptcy," Iliopoulos said, pointing out that "this policy was tried in 2012 and failed".

On the health crisis, he said that the government must first stop lying about the progress of the pandemic. "The government has never given real support to the public health system because it does not believe in it," he added.

Referring to Greek-Turkish relations, Iliopoulos said that "yesterday's meeting in Ankara shed light on the impasse that the government's key choices in foreign policy have wrought.

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