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SYRIZA’s Achtsioglou Slams Greek Government for Its Labour Policy

ATHENS – "The labour market situation is already chaotic. We had the worst March and the worst April of all time in employment," main opposition SYRIZA deputy and the party's head of labour issues Effie Achtsioglou said on Tuesday in an interview with Open TV.

"The shuttering of economic activity for two months obviously causes recessionary trends, but failing to protect the jobs, rights, wages and spending power of workers is not an inevitable event," she said, adding that the government "was watching the market's spontaneous recessionary trend without intervening."

Citing "government leaks", she said that "the new scheme of rotating employment will be maintained," adding that this would lead 20-30 pct reductions in the private sector. She added that "there is no protection for the minimum wage and we risk creating a new minimum wage," and that "the new, rotating work may be applied in combination with part-time employment, leading to salaries of 200 euros per month."

 

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