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25/05/22
« on: Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 @ 01:33:43 »
Thirteen new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, four on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8832 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.1042 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1322 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9056 €UR

Based on Alpha Bank exchange rates, these are widely used by exchange agencies in Greece.
Other banks likely to offer a different rate which may be marginally higher or lower.
Banks and foreign exchange offices normally charge standard 2% commission.
You may get a better rate changing your holiday money in advance at e.g the
Post Office.
NB: some f-ex agencies advertise "No Commission".
Invariably, they deduct commission before they (don't) advertise the rate.
Foreign exchange offices are businesses, not charities.


Ten day weather forecast for Kefalonia:
This is an overall forecast, due to the mountainous terrain the weather can be very localised.
Updated forecast @
weather.com

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Wed 25/05   27°/19°   12 km/h   05%   Sunny
Thu 26/05   28°/19°   15 km/h   01%   Sun & cloud
Fri 27/05   28°/19°   13 km/h   01%   Sunny
Sat 28/05   28°/18°   12 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud
Sun 29/05   23°/17°   21 km/h   57%   Scattered thunderstorms probable
Mon 30/05   24°/17°   16 km/h   19%   Mostly sunny
Tue 31/05   25°/17°   18 km/h   17%   Mostly sunny
Wed 01/06   26°/18°   18 km/h   05%   Sunny
Thu 02/06   27°/19°   18 km/h   03%   Sunny
Fri 03/06   26°/17°   20 km/h   03%   Sunny



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Re: 25/05/22
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 @ 01:35:57 »
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New Minimum Wage In Greece

From 1 May 2022, the statutory minimum monthly and daily wage in Greece were increased.

The Greek Ministry of Labour has set new minimum wages for employees and blue-collar workers employed on a full-time basis, without age distinction in Decision No. 38866/21.4.2022.

    * For employees, the new gross monthly minimum wage is EUR 713.00.
    * For manual workers, the new gross minimum daily wage is EUR 31.85.

This new increase of 7.5% is in addition to the one already granted from 1 January 2022, resulting in an increase of 9.7% or EUR 63 per month within 2022.

In addition, depending on the years of service completed by the employee before 14 February 2012, the minimum monthly wage and the minimum daily wage are increased by up to 30%. This means the monthly gross minimum monthly wage for employees with three years of service can be up to EUR 213 higher (EUR 713 + 30%). In other words, the minimum wage in this case can be EUR 926 plus Christmas and Easter bonus and holiday pay.

In particular, for employees with three to six years' experience, the gross monthly wage is set at EUR 784.3, from six to nine years at EUR 855.6, and for employees with more than nine years' experience the wage is EUR 926.9.

The increase in the minimum wage also leads to an increase in unemployment benefit, as the daily benefit and the monthly benefit are adapted to EUR 17.51 and EUR 438 respectively, compared to EUR 16.29 and EUR 407.25 respectively before 1 May 2022.
https://www.mondaq.com/employee-benefits-compensation/1195632/new-minimum-wage-in-greece

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Re: 25/05/22
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 @ 01:44:18 »
Rural doctor provision re-commences in Poros w.e.f. today in the Community Centre.

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Re: 25/05/22
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 @ 01:46:14 »
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Rail strike: RMT union votes for national action

Railway workers have voted to go on national strike threatening major summer travel disruption across the UK.

Members of the RMT union have voted in favour of strike action across Network Rail and 13 train operating companies.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61573206


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Re: 25/05/22
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 @ 14:52:49 »
Sounds as though the pedestrianisation of Skala main street has been legalised and additional road alterations such as one way streets approved.

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Re: 25/05/22
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 @ 14:58:24 »
A rural doctor will be available in Svoronata between 10:00-13:00 tomorrow, Thursday, 26 May. Face masks and social distancing to be observed.

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Re: 25/05/22
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 @ 15:09:48 »
Water supply may be low or off tomorrow in Tzanata area due to works to minimise water losses through leaks, etc.

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Re: 25/05/22
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 @ 15:21:06 »
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Alice Cooper, Bonnie Tyler to sing at the Herodion for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures

A big concert in order for the world to listen loud and clear the just Greek request for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures will take place on June 27 at the Herodeion.

Top names of the world music scene but also Greek artists, including Alice Cooper, Bonnie Tyler, Rita Wilson, Sakis Rouvas and others will join their voices in this glamorous evening.
https://en.protothema.gr/alice-cooper-bonnie-tyler-to-sing-at-the-herodion-for-the-return-of-the-parthenon-sculptures-video/

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Re: 25/05/22
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 @ 15:52:26 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 16/1
eody.gov.gr

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Re: 25/05/22
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 @ 22:08:02 »
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Key points: Sue Gray’s final report on Boris Johnson and partygate
Investigation unearths repeated instances of staff flouting Covid rules and results in damning assessment of Number 10 drinking culture

Sue Gray has published her long-awaited partygate report, criticising Boris Johnson’s leadership and lifting the lid on lockdown-breaking antics in Downing Street.

The civil service enforcer had to wait until after a Metropolitan Police investigation, which resulted in the Prime Minister and Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, being fined, before releasing her full findings.

Her investigation unearthed repeated instances of staff flouting Covid rules and resulted in a damning assessment of the drinking culture within Number 10.

Here is a summary of her major findings:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/05/25/sue-gray-report-key-findings-points-summary-partygate-boris/

Quite a lot of coverage in the media.

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One message revealed in her report shows that Martin Reynolds, Mr Johnson’s principal private secretary, boasted that staff had “got away with" breaking the rules.
telegraph.co.uk

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A party held in the Downing Street flat, at which it was reported Carrie Johnson and friends played loud Abba music, was not fully investigated by Sue Gray because she concluded it would not be "appropriate or proportionate" to do so....
telegraph.co.uk

Even though it broke the law - for which other people, not in BoJo's circle, were fined?

Even Conservative MPs can see a "cover up" Guardian

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has officially requested the Met Police detail how they arrived at their decisions, probably taking into account that no-one was formally interviewed and various photos show BoJo (and others) at social events with drinks'. Huff Post

Apparently BoJo has said he takes responsibility and is sorry. Well, that's OK then.

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