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article imageTroika demands Greeks work 6-day week

By Katerina Nikolas     Sep 4, 2012 in World
Athens - A leaked e-mail sent to the Greek Labor Ministry by the Troika demands that workers in the private sector work a six-day week.
The Troika of international creditors, the EU, ECB, and IMF, have sent an e-mail to the Greek Labor of Ministry and the Finance Ministry. Athens News reported the leaked document proposes further amendments to the labor market, including the proposal that workers in the private sector work a six-day week.
Proposals also include easing the restrictions on hiring and firing employees; reducing by half the compensation paid to those laid off work; and increased flexibility in rules governing shift workers.
According to Imerisia the Ministry of Labor declined to comment on the Troika proposals, beyond stating that ministries are involved in large consultations with the Troika that result in some proposals being accepted and others rejected.
The Troika proposals are likely to be met with resistance. The latest package of austerity cuts has already provoked industrial action in various sectors as workers protest against further pay cuts and benefits.
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