Mitsotakis wants to extend workday to 12 hours and do away with labor rights, says Tsipras
The Greek debt became viable with the Eurogroup agreement on June 21, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday in closing comments in parliament, adding that the country will have access to the markets without further burdens on the economy or on banks, insurance funds, hospitals and retail bond investors.
In the wrapping up of a discussion on the economy, Tsipras said New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ name-calling against him personally was an indication of awkwardness and irritation at the government’s achievements.
Tsipras said the main opposition leader requested the ex-agenda discussion but did not speak about the economy, as economic achievements are not a strength of his party.
Among other things, the prime minister accused Mitsotakis of following the ideas of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who he said advocates for the extension of work shifts to 12 hours and said Mitsotakis also wants to do away with other labor rights, like protection from mass layoffs.