Unfortunately the click away script we've been hearing all this time, after the statements of the Government Executives, its a fact.
The government once again did not listen to our anxiety and closed its ears to the voice of small businesses. That is, those who traditionally support the Greek economy.
Those who curse every day in the ten years of the economic crisis that the country is experiencing should be kept alive so that our economy does not completely collapse.
It's us who, from the beginning of the pandemic we kept our businesses closed, respecting the decision of the government, for its non-spread but also for the safety of the citizens and ours. But the Government? Just before the opening of the Retail Trade in view of the Christmas holidays, as he used to say all this time, gave us the final blow. Decide for us without us the click away.
What the government has forgotten is that the holiday season is traditionally the time when most businesses do turnover that covered operating expenses and liabilities for several months..
As the Board. of the Commercial Association of Grevena we believe that the practical implementation of click away is possible only in a few large companies that will be able to distribute their products, from a cheaper channel for them. It can not be implemented and create turnover in small stores that are not ready, do not have the staff if you want the experience to manage this particular sales process.
Also what we want to emphasize is that in an aging prefecture like ours there will be substantial difficulties in order for our customers to be served decently by our stores..
That is why we ask the government to stand by us and realize the efforts and sacrifices of small professionals and to take immediate action.:
A): subsidy in the form of a non-refundable percentage of the turnover recorded in the respective company in December of 2019 without any conditions.
B): subsidy 100% rent of commercial leases for as long as businesses are closed by state order.
C):coverage and not transfer or regulation of non-employed contributions to EFKA.
D):possibility of suspending new employees hired under the Covid insurance contribution subsidy scheme
E):direct subsidy 100% in the form of a voucher to each company to create an online store and provide training for entrepreneurs on e-marketing and development opportunities on the internet.
Finally, we ask for the opening of the commercial stores and the entry of the customers in them after they have first confirmed appointments with the store. Of course always observing the conditions of the individuals per square and the distances provided.
Having full awareness of the situations that our country is experiencing, Our main concern is to overcome the Pandemic with the least possible losses in human lives.. However, a way must be found for professionals to survive so that we can have stores open the next day and maintain the hundreds of thousands of jobs in the natural trade..
Grevena Chamber of Commerce