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For the first time this year, August showed a negative balance between hirings and departures, leading to the loss of 9,875 jobs last month, the Labor Ministry’s Ergani database showed on Friday.


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22.09.2021 / 21:34

The so-called “gig economy” remains particularly limited in Greece. This flexible form of labor, allowing a worker to be employed by one company so that they work for another, developed in Western Europe in the late 20th century and started spreading in the early 21st century.


22.09.2021 / 08:14

The Labor Ministry is drafting a new and particularly painful reform that will lead to the practical merging of the entire social security system; it will introduce single terms and conditions for a worker’s inclusion in the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA), for the calculation of the amount and the determination of the means of concession for the benefits one is due, in money or otherwise.


18.09.2021 / 05:36

Delivery employees were hailed as heroes during the lockdowns and the Ianos and Medea storms, but some of them are now being forced to work without proper employment status, only as external partners.


17.09.2021 / 16:58

The anticipation of higher growth rates in Greece have generated scenarios of an increase in the minimum salary, which is supposed to grow by 2% as of January 1, 2022.


16.09.2021 / 23:00

Some 200,000 pensioners are still waiting for retroactive payments they have been entitled to since October 2019, even though they have completed 30-40 years of insured work.


09.09.2021 / 20:06

The National Insurance Number (AMKA) of people who have lost their right to legal residence in Greece or whose stay in the country has been interrupted may now be temporarily deactivated.


27.08.2021 / 20:07

Strikes cannot be declared at public companies and utilities without a designated security personnel and where required, a so-called “minimum guaranteed service personnel,” that will ensure that one-third of normal services are provided, according to a circular issued by the Labor Ministry.


23.08.2021 / 20:10

Employees are set to benefit from the government’s decision to raise the minimum wage by 2% from January 1.



04.08.2021 / 15:25

Arrears in social security contributions reached over 38 billion euros at the end of June, authorities say, forcing the government to cut its estimate for such contributions by €1.2 billion.


22.07.2021 / 21:01

There are four main pillars in the Labor Ministry plan for the support of mothers so that they can make a full return to the workforce and continue their careers.


19.07.2021 / 23:35

The Manpower Organization (OAED) is about to unveil a new batch of policies for employment, aimed at the creation of more than 100,000 jobs, as the government tries to bring jobless numbers down.


19.07.2021 / 10:47

The government is set to make the payment of social security contributions compulsory upon the issue of payment documents for services rendered.


15.07.2021 / 19:38

Pensioners who are still working – as well as their employers – will have to submit a declaration to the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA) about it, according to a decision Labor Minister Kostis Hatzidakis signed on Wednesday.