MYKONOS: Another complaint about the living conditions for workers – “Rooms with mold and cockroaches”

Mykonos

Complaints about working conditions in most Greek islands are increasing, and Mykonos is certainly no exception.

Seasonal workers in tourist destinations complain of unbearable working conditions at a time when businesses say they are finding it difficult to find staff.

A young girl has described to Open TV the very difficult living conditions she had to endure during her stay in Mykonos for work.

“It was the worst experience I have ever had,” she said.

“The rooms were very small, with 2-3 people staying inside, with a lot of humidity, with a lot of mold and cockroaches flying.

“I took a bath and cleaned the mold on top of me with Vitex.

“The room did not have have air conditioning in unbearably hot conditions. I had to buy a dehumidifier in the middle of the season.

“Another issue is nutrition. They promise you two or three meals a day and as soon as you face reality you are forced to eat outside.”

Days ago, another Mykonos worker recounted what she experienced when she worked in the summer on the island.

According to her, the room provided by the company was in a miserable condition. She had to stay in a cave house with furniture eaten by mice, and with three male colleagues.

She could not stay there and slept in her car for three months. In fact, as she noted, she bathed in the showers at the beach.

The money a seasonal worker gets is by no means enough to secure their own accommodation. But the accommodation offered by companies in many cases is miserable.

She described the difficulties and dangers she faced in living in the car and being able to be effective at her work at the same time. In fact, she did not receive all the pay accrued to her.

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