Labour Minister clarifies confusion around Greece’s six-day work week


With the introduction of a new six-day work week in Greece, Labour and Social Security Minister Niki Kerameus reassured citizens amid confusion regarding the new arrangement.

According to HCA Mag, Kerameus stressed that pre-existing work laws have not altered. Rather, this 6-day work policy offers the option to extend one’s work week under certain conditions.

“It is important to note that this new regulation does not in any way affect the established five-day/40-hour working week mandated by Greek law, nor does it establish a new six-day working week,” the minister told CNBC.

“All it does is provide only in limited circumstances for the option of an additional working day, as an exceptional measure.”

These ‘limited circumstances’ demand a business operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week with rotating shifts, or 24 hours a day for five or six days of the week, also under rotating shifts.

The option has emerged in Greece in an attempt to counter unjust working measures and ensure payment for overtime.

Source: HCA Mag




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