Greek Labor ministry tables bill on support measures for private sector wage earners

Greek Labor ministry tables bill on support measures for private sector wage earners

A bill that includes support measures for workers and vulnerable groups was tabled by the Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs in parliament on Tuesday.

According to its provisions, social security insurance contributions of wage-earners in the private sector will be reduced by three percentage points as of January 1, 2021.

Employers, freelancers and the self-employed will be able to settle their social insurance debts in 24 monthly tranches.

The temporary settlement of social insurance debts is extended until December 31, 2023, while enforced debt collection measures are suspended, providing debtors had arranged for settlement by April 30, 2020 and complied with its terms.

Finally, a lump sum support payment will be granted to lawyers, engineers and economists who are under the state social insurance scheme (e-EFKA), under conditions.

The bill is part of government actions to support businesses and employees who have suffered from the restrictions following the coronavirus pandemic.

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