After intense protests and reports which uncovered the program’s links to distance learning providers, the government ended the program. Even now, however, the whole truth has not been revealed.
The multinational company Lime, worth €2 billion, suspended its operation in Greece due to COVID-19. A months-long investigation, however, reveals that the problems began long before the pandemic.
The strawberry season has already begun, and at least 7,000 harvesters from Bangladesh are currently in Manolada. While agricultural production has decreased due to COVID-19, difficult living and working conditions raise further concerns.
In 2014, the Manolada case files were permanently closed in the courtrooms, but the working and living conditions of the immigrant agricultural workers in Manolada, which first “shocked” public opinion in 2006, remain the same.
Hundreds of small “OAEDs” across the country (most operating illegally) are replacing the Greek state’s deficient job-placement services and exploiting immigrants (and others) in their need to find work.
Whether it’s food deliveries via motorbike or other services, delivery workers are demanding better working conditions, in an industry that employs thousands of people in cities across Greece; it’s an occupation that is affected by work-related, fatal accidents.
Young people from around the world have found a place in the Greek labor market at global customer service call centers. Their daily work routine is a common secret.
While labor in Greece has been hit hard by economic recession, workers’ trust in trade unionism has been declined. The problems of Greek Trade Unions are indisputable.
Moral harassment in the workplace is often so well-established in the work routine that is not perceived as such.