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Migration and Struggle in Greece

Migrant dies while working without insurance at the Greek Ministry of Employment

Posted by clandestina on 25 December 2010

32-year old Egyptian migrant Emad Aziz dies while working without insurance at the Greek Ministry of Employment

On Sunday 19.12 32-year old Emad Aziz, from Egypt, slipped off the third floor of a building of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security in central Athens. Emad, who was cleaning the exterior windows at the time, worked with no social insurance. He was immediately transferred to hospital where he passed away.

Vlasia Papathanasi, the general secretary of the Union of Cleaners and Domestic Workers, stressed that the cleaning of the building had been commissioned to a labour recruitment office which used a loophole in the law in order to employ Emad without offering him social insurance.

Emad was the father of four children. The Cleaners Union is calling for a gathering on Wednesday 29.12 at 6 pm outside the building where he died at number 4, Korai Street in Athens.

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