Now you have to pay to have a job in Greece

As Greece signs the bail out conditions bringing abject poverty to its people here are some of the details emerging.

  • In what can only be described as daylight robbery the austerity measures are to be calculated as of November 2011 forcing 64.000 public sector workers (Amongst them 21.000 teachers, 13.000 municipal employees and 30.000 civil servants.) to work without pay this month and even return wages they have received already.
  • Of the bail out 85% will go straight to the banks effectively bailing out the European banks at the expense of the Greek people who if they refuse to pay will
  • loose the gold they still hold!

Welcome to John Key’s rape and pillage world!

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4 thoughts on “Now you have to pay to have a job in Greece

  1. This is so farcical it reads like something out of a Terry Pratchett book!

    And NZ doesn’t have any gold reserves to lose… yep… we’ve got zero tonnes of gold. Even when the rest of the world was buying it up big… we bought none. Chad (one of the poorest nations in the world) has more gold than NZ!!

  2. this is so awful. My husband teaches middle school here in Greece and his pay was reduced 56%. So I guess we’re lucky?? We do know people whose salary was reduced so far that they don’t get paid at all. Most of us have been living on reduced wages for so long that our savings are gone, and the option of living on ‘credit’ is no longer there (banks don’t extend credit anymore here). This is why my husband has had children faint from hunger in his classes. It breaks my heart.

    • Heidi,

      Would you like to write a post about your experiences in Greece on my blog? I would really like to have someone tell us what is going on on the ground in Greece. Let me know and I’ll let you publish here. People here are so naive and ill informed it would be good to have a personal account

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