No vacation perk for computer users anymore
September 15 , 2013
Greece had allowed its public-sector workers to have an extra six days off every year for having to work in front of a computer throughout the day. This perk had started back in 1989 but since computers have become more common nowadays, almost all civil servants are enjoying the extra six days off, which led to the government canceling the computer leave.
A government official mentioned that this perk "belongs to another era" and that they cannot afford to maintain this privilege today.
The unions are planning on fighting the decision in court but it doesn't seem as if they will have any luck on their side.
Workers have already lost the privilege of being awarded bonus for showing up to work on time. Moreover, unmarried daughters cannot collect their deceased fathers' pensions anymore either.