In a letter to OAED Commander Spyros Protopsaltis, which he also notifies to the local MP Zisis Tzikalagia, the EBE of Kastoria emphasizes the explosion of unemployment in the prefecture..
The letter states:
The situation in the field of work in PE. Kastoria is now driven to conditions of social disintegration.
In October 2019 at your offices with the president of the labor center Mr.. Malea Giorgos and in the presence of the MP of Kastoria N.D.. K. Tzikalagia Zisi we explained to you the need and the reasons for special care for Kastoria and despite your understanding you mentioned to us the difficulty of implementing a local program.
In February this year the Chamber wrote a letter to you ( is attached to you again) pointed out the tragic situation that will occur in the fur industry ( and therefore due to the strong interdependence of fur production, in all the companies of Kastoria) We have informed you that redundancies have started and that they will become massive in the near future and we have requested your immediate intervention, dealing with the situation as an emergency..
We are very surprised to see you on your website today, notices 2 special support programs. Program for 500 unemployed in the Region of Epirus and Program for 1.100 unemployed, in the Region of Western Greece, budgets 3.150.000,00 € and 7.150.000,00 €.
The Chamber of Kastoria, after detailed analyzes, predicts hundreds of new job losses and an increase in unemployment by October.. Our area, which has already had huge problems and has been hit hardest by the corona pandemic (wrongfully), with the fur industry in full dormancy and now finding your potential for local program announcements is a matter of survival the immediate announcement of a program for Kastoria.
We look forward to hearing from you.