NEWS

Factory workers: Salt of the earth more appreciated in the pay packet

Skilled factory workers are in a slightly better position in comparison with other occupational sectors, coming in 11th place on the EU earnings list. Their yearly income amounts to 16,942 euros, much higher than that in the countries set to join the EU, and also more than wages earned by their counterparts in Spain (Madrid), France (Paris) and Italy (Rome). The highest wages for factory workers in the EU are to be found in Northern Europe, in Denmark, Holland and Sweden to be precise. On a global level, the best-paid factory workers are those in Switzerland and Norway, who earn 59,600 and 52,600 euros a year respectively. But with 42 hours a week, Greek factory workers work among the longest hours in Europe.