Digital work card starts on July 1

From July 1, the introduction of a digital labor card begins, which the Minister of Labor described as “a digital tool based on the absolute guarantee of compliance with labor laws: working hours and overtime pay.”

Minister of Labor and Social Security (Υπουργείο Εργασίας και Κοινωνικών Υποθέσεων) Mr. Kostis Hatzidakis stated that the digital work card “is of great importance in solving the problem of undeclared work”, and that it is “a step towards social justice not in words but in practice”. The measure will start with banks, and then spread to workers in supermarkets, then catering and tourism.

The Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, referring to complaints from professionals in the tourism industry, on the one hand, about the shortage and shortage of labor, and on the other hand, unemployment, explained that the state intends to “put things in order” once and for all.

ΔΥΠΑ Career Day

Regarding the ΔΥΠΑ (formerly ΟΑΕΔ) Career Day, now in its 6th year, the head of employment said it was a “useful and self-evident process that has been taking place in many countries over the years, as it helps to ‘get to know’ the unemployed with employers (and vice versa).

On the ΔΥΠΑ Career Day in Heraklion Spyros Protopsaltis explained that this practice represents “an intermediary role that the public employment service should play,” reports APE-MPE.

Speaking of the unemployed on the register, Mr. Protopsaltis stated that the definition of “actively looking for a job” would be strictly enforced, and that if someone were offered three suitable jobs and they turned them down, they would be removed from the register of unemployed and lose their benefits.

As part of the 6th Career Day in Heraklion, 43 companies participated, offering about 1,300 jobs. Minister Kostis Hatzidakis and the head of the ΔΥΠΑ were accompanied by Deputy Minister of Sports Lefteris Avgenakis and Heraklion MP from N.D. Maximos Senetakis.

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