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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 10-01-19
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Social Security: Dialogue & MobilityTuesday, 19 January 2010 19:24
The government has submitted to EU partners its proposals for the combat of undeclared labour and social security coverage of employers involved in household and farmers works. The move has taken place within procedures of the experts Committee for reforms in social security system.
The proposal of Aggelos Georgiou, president of the social dialogue committee on social security is deduction of amount equal to 1% of amount of regular taxes to be transferred to Social security funds. Tax payers object and their counterproposal is deduction of a percentage from bank transactions in lucky games turnover. On his part, Employment undersecretary George Koutroumanis proposed introduction of IKA stamps for social security coverage of household aides and farmers.
For a household aide receiving 40 euros, the employer will pay IKA contribution 5.3 euros and on his part the employee 2.6 euros. This will bring 350 million euros to social security funds. In a letter to IKA, Employment Minister Andreas Loberdos asked its administration to claim 660 million euros owed by Olympics Airways.
The General Confederation of Greek Labour will reach its final position after evaluating the Experts Committees report when it concludes its works.
The GCP stressed that workers will not agree to pay new taxes in order to relieve businessmen and the state from their obligations to social security funds.
LAOS said that after selling off OTE(telecommunications company) and Olympic Airways they remembered of their debts. Mr. Alogoskoufis and Mr. Hatzigakis former Finance and Trabsport Ministers respectively owe to respond to Employment Minister Andreas Loberdos.
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