posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 01:11 PM
Apart from the 'fifteen minutes of fame', the concept of a different country every four years
is a nightmare. Sure, it gets tourism, media rights etc but when it's all over these
complex' are a huge on-going economic burden.
And everyone want's a slice of the action...unions ect. And when they get that pay rise
do you think they go back to their pre-games paycheque. No way. One example,
Paramedics demand Olympic bonus
The striking workers have rejected the much lower overtime payments that the government has offered them.
The paramedics' union has threatened to hold more strikes during the Olympic Games, which are being held in Athens from 13-29 August.
Members of the security forces have been promised bonuses of up to 2,500 euros (Ł1,650).
This has prompted a series of strike threats from other groups, including hotel workers.