First entry: Friday, April 9, 2021, 09:23
“ND has included in the Recovery Plan all the anti-labor framework that it implements and intends to expand by abolishing the eight-hour period and unpaid overtime,” Efi Ahtsioglou said on the Parliament’s television station.
“Small and medium-sized enterprises are excluded from the Recovery Fund, public health is devalued and degraded without even one-thirtieth of the money to support it, while a very large part of the funds goes to private training centers,” he said, adding that government claims of 180,000 jobs “is a small wish”, but “even if in the next six years they are created, we will return to the levels of 2019, as we already have 1,150,000 unemployed today”.
Ms. Ahtsioglu underlined that “the government has presented pre-emptive decisions for an action plan that will bind the country until 2026. It has not discussed it with anyone in Greece, neither with the parties, nor with the productive bodies, the small and medium enterprises and the professionals “.
At the moment, he pointed out, “due to the government’s economic policy, small and medium-sized enterprises are in debt – as are households.
“and are on the verge of survival, workers are threatened with mass layoffs, after the lifting of contract suspensions, and their income has dropped dramatically.”
The country, he noted, “has been found to have one of the deepest recessions in the Eurozone and the most prolonged lockown in Europe which has proved to be a complete failure, while the government has no plans to restart the economy.”
Last Updated: Friday, 9 April 2021, 09:23