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Illegal Work Reigns in Northern Greece

2916181DF29A06BA071EB0CC8B913E24The presidents of labor unions described the gloomy picture of unemployment in Northern Greece at a meeting which took place in  Thessaloniki in the framework of the TIF.
As they said, illegal and uninsured work reigns, while unemployment rates have rocketed.
Indicatively in Thessaloniki, unemployment has reached 36%, while in Evros the unemployment rate is 40% and the market is almost dead as Greeks are shopping from Bulgaria. In Giannitsa and Pella, unemployment has reached 56%.
Six out of 10 businesses haven’t paid their employees for three months up to 16. In Drama, with 50% unemployment, lumberjacks, a profession which once flourished, are not working as Greeks are buying wood from Bulgaria. In Komotini, unemployment has reached 46%.
From the 100 factories out of 2,000, there are only four left. From the 17,000 employees, there are only 800 left and are unpaid, while in Serres with 42% unemployment, employees go to Bulgaria to work because of the better wages there.

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