Thursday October 2, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
27o C
19o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Flexible forms of labor rapidly gaining ground

By Christina Kopsini

The reduction of employees hired by contract continued in the first quarter of the year, as their number shrank by 11.04 percent from the same period in 2011, according to data published by the Labor Inspectors Squad.

It is also the first time in the statistical records of the Greek labor market that flexible forms such as part-time work or shift work have exceeded 50 percent of the whole of new labor contracts in that period.

The squads special secretary, Michalis Halaris, referred on Thursday to the instability of the market and its inability until now to filter its potential and make the most of flexible forms based on real needs and not on temporary profit.

Data point to the fact that the model of five days a week and eight hours per day is rapidly being abandoned in favor of reduced hours, while salary cuts amount to as much as a dramatic 31.36 percent, as recorded in the region of Epirus, northwestern Greece.

Almost half of foreign workers (45.9 percent) work without social security, compared with 30.8 percent of Greeks. Another notable phenomenon is the high rate of 64.8 percent of uninsured work in catering enterprises.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday April 26, 2012 (23:06)  
ECB holds rates, shifting focus to new purchase plans
Moscovici in charge of budgets seen prompting EU deficits debate
European stocks decline as investors await ECB policy meeting
Attica Bank said to have rejected notable offers
Six face prosecutor for bank robberies, terrorist activity
Six people detained in Athens and Thessaloniki on Wednesday in connection to bank robberies and possible terrorist activity faced a prosecutor on Thursday. The suspects, four Greek men, aged...
Explosive device found at Athens Stock Exchange building
An investigation by the Greek counter-terrorist unit was under way in Athens on Thursday after an envelope containing an explosive device was discovered in the mail room of the Athens Stock ...
Inside News
SOCCER
Rosenberg confident after win over Olympiakos
Malmoe captain Markus Rosenberg scored twice in the Swedes' 2-0 win over Olympiakos on Wednesday and illustrated his confidence in the team after the game. Rosenberg capitalized on slack def...
SOCCER
Rosenberg punishes Olympiakoss errors at Malmoe
A disappointing Olympiakos got the worst possible result from its clash with Malmoe in Sweden for the Champions League, going down 2-0 on Wednesday due to its own defensive errors and attack...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Theres money, still
The decision reached by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his deputy, Evangelos Venizelos, to seek a vote of confidence in Parliament on October 6, is a final attempt to restore order in th...
EDITORIAL
Confidence and corrections
The government must secure a vote of confidence in Parliament. Any other development would see the country enter very turbulent waters. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his cabinet must ag...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Rosenberg confident after win over Olympiakos
2. ECB holds rates, shifting focus to new purchase plans
3. Six face prosecutor for bank robberies, terrorist activity
4. Explosive device found at Athens Stock Exchange building
5. Kasidiaris-Kanelli hearing postponed to December 12
6. Pensioners stage rally in central Athens
more news
Today
This Week
1. Doctors, medical employees strike over staff shortages, wages
2. Court to hear Kasidiriaris-Kanelli case
3. Air travel to run smoothly after air traffic controllers' weekend strike deemed illegal
4. European stocks decline as investors await ECB policy meeting
5. Moscovici in charge of budgets seen prompting EU deficits debate
6. Pensioners stage rally in central Athens
Today
This Week
1. Greece may opt for unusual president to avoid snap polls, Venizelos says
2. Woman allegedly buried alive by accident in northern Greece
3. Salaries in Greece continue to slide, dipping 1.4 pct in Q2
4. Should you bet with Kissinger on where the world is heading?
5. Cypriots divided by 1974 war seek Shariah hub
6. The shocking thought of euro-dollar parity
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.