Checks find 36 percent of employees uninsured

More than a third of Greek workers are uninsured, checks by the country’s main social security fund, IKA-ETAM, have found.

In 2012, checks on almost 61,000 people in employment revealed that 36 percent were not registered to receive social security benefits.

IKA-ETAM said that last year was the first in several when there the proportion of Greek workers without insurance was larger than that for migrants.

The fund said it inspected just over 19,000 businesses, of which 1,034 had not registered for social security contributions.