ECONOMY

Flexible labor on the rise in Greece

Flexible forms of labor are continuously gaining ground in the Greek private sector, as data presented by the Labor Inspectorate for the first half of the year showed that 44,122 full-employment contracts were transformed to alternative types, which was 45.3 percent more than in 2011, after a 226 percent increase last year compared to the year before.

There was also a 117.9 percent rise in instances of unilateral decisions by employers for rotational labor, a form that in the first half of this year accounted for 9 percent of all forms of labor.

This was up from 8.1 percent in 2011 and 6.6 percent in 2010. There was a 12.79 percent decline in contracts for any form of labor, the data showed.

In the year to June the squad?s inspectors performed 29,790 checks, some 2,100 more than in the same period last year, and found that more than one in every three employees at companies is without social security, and almost one in every two foreign workers (47.7 percent) is uninsured.