Things in Greece don’t seem to be improving when it comes to the financial difficulties of the citizens, despite the optimism from the side of the Government.
The numbers are showing that people in Greece suffered yet another drop in their wages, as the statistics from the International Labour Organisation revealed that the money Greek workers earn has dropped by 3.5 per cent in 2017.
This was the largest decline since 2013, when they fell a staggering 9.3 per cent. These numbers come to counter the small optimism that had built up from the small increase to the wages that had been accounted in the previous year (2016) of 1.3 per cent.
Numbers also indicate that Greeks have seen their wages cut by a total of 3.1 per cent within the last ten years (2008-2017), which was the largest drop accounted in all of Europe.
This drop makes life even harder for Greeks who were already struggling as it is, with two out of three failing to pay their bills on time.
These statistics came to light after a research from the European Payment Consumer Report, that further revealed that the reason behind this was that they weren’t able to do so.
In fact, the report goes on to reveal that 31 per cent of Greeks had missed the due date of two to four of their bills, while 15 per cent of them had failed to pay at least five of them in a timely manner within the last year.