Hazard pay a new victim in Greece

July 26, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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ATHENS, Greece, July 26 (UPI) -- The Labor Ministry in Greece said 120,000 workers, including pastry shop workers and hotel maids, should be cut from lists of those eligible for hazard pay.

With the Greek government approved for a second round of international aid -- and with its bonds hovering above default -- hairdressers should also be stricken from the hazard pay list, a panel of experts said.

The panel, however, recommended nurses at public hospitals and scientists in some environments should be put on the list.

Workers on farms and in fisheries should also be on the list, the committee said, Ekathimerini.com reported Tuesday.

Labor Minister Giorgos Koutroumanis said the list revisions would not be final until after discussions with business leaders.

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