Despite the Ministry of Labor’s claims that its efforts against uninsured employment and insurance contribution avoidance are successful, the nationwide federation of IKA employees asserts that the situation is far worse than the government is willing to admit.
In their statement, the federation refutes the Labor Minister’s claims and figures by posing details on employment in Patra. Of the 130 businesses inspections, 85 of them (60%) were found to not pay insurance contributions for their staff, with a total 280 of the 741 employees (37.8%) being uninsured.
Additionally, the federation points out that in the past 10 days businesses have registered 244 new employees with the Special Register of Newly-hired Staff, indicating the extent of insurance contribution evasion. The federation argues that the Ministry’s measures were completely ineffective in their intended purpose.