May 22, 2013
Creditors Demand Six-Day Workweek for Greece
Posted on Sep 5, 2012
A leaked letter from Greece’s lenders—the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund—orders the country to introduce a six-day workweek as part of a package of austerity demands for a second bailout.
“Measure: increase flexibility of work schedules: increase the number of maximum workdays to six days per week for all sectors,” the letter read.
The letter also insists on a standard, single-rate minimum wage, deregulation of the labor market, the lowering of non-wage labor costs and the cutting of employers’ welfare contributions.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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