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Factsheet for measure GR-2020-23/960 – Updated – measures in Greece
|Country||Greece , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 June 2020 – 31 August 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Income protection beyond short-time work
– Extensions of income support to workers not covered by any kind of protection scheme
|Author||Elena Kousta (INE GSEE) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||10 July 2020 (updated 01 December 2020)|
In June 2020, the Greek government intervened, by virtue of Law No. 4690 of 2020 (art. 33, OIK. 23102/477/12 June 2020), to provide support to seasonal workers. The measure is aimed to support those seasonal workers remained unemployed during the current summer, as a consequence of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, providing them with economic support, under condition that they will continues seeking for a job.
According to this measure, the seasonal employees of the tourist and food & beverage sector, who:
are entitled to receive financial remuneration equal to their last monthly unemployment benefit for June, July and August 2020 on condition they are still listed in the registers of the Greek state employment offices (Οργανισμοσ απασχολησησ εργατικου δυναμικου, OAED). The procedure of receiving the exceptional financial support are thoroughly stated in the Ministerial Decision.
No information yet available.
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Public employment service
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No available answer.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
|I56 Food and beverage service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Financial support for seasonal employees who are not re-hired in 2020 , measure GR-2020-23/960 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2020-23_960.html
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