Why some workers in Greece have a six day working week


Move over four-day work week – Greece has just announced a six day working week. The European country has passed a new labour law to address its shrinking population and skills shortage. Some workers in certain industries in Greece have now had an extra eight hours added to their week.

Staff can choose how they work this extra time, and will be paid a 40% overtime bonus for the additional hours. Unions in the country have warned the move could lead to lower productivity and possible exploitation of workers.

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