Lately in Greece there has been a caste division claims “Kathemerini” newspaper. The way the groups are formed is by whoever came in Greece first but also by the racist principal, where the tendency is for the Europeans to get a higher salary than the Africans and Afghanis.
The criteria, which makes the immigrant castes is the daily salary. At the lowest levels are the immigrants from Afghanistan, who receive either a ridiculously low salary or nothing at all because they do not speak Greek and become victims of fraud employers. Following are the Iranians, Iraqis, and Moroccans, who are hired to do the dirtiest jobs and get 20-25 Euros per day.
The painters and the different kinds of construction workers, mostly Albanians but also Russians, and Polish receive 50-55 Euros per day. Their helpers get 40 Euros daily. The immigrant aristocracy consists of the masons and plasterers, who are Albanians, Turks, and Greeks. Their salary reaches 60-65 Euros per day. The Greeks are blaming the Albanians that they have lowered the wages from 80 to 65 Euros and the East Europeans are blaming the Asians that they have lowered it to 20 Euros.
The Africans and the Afghanis, the ones coming mostly from countries with bad military conflicts, live on the streets not wanted by anyone. Many of them do not have documents. They are either in the process of receiving a refugee status or they haven’t even started the process yet. Even if they are qualified and they want to work legally, they can’t. “We work for 12 hours and they tell us “we will pay you tomorrow” and they disappear. After that the police comes and arrests us,” says an African immigrant.
Indian, Pakistani, and Afghani immigrants are blaming the Albanians for aggressive racism and attacks towards their families. The Africans are not happy with the Bulgarians and Romanians as well because on one hand they are EU citizens and do not need social security in order to be legal in Greece but on the other hand they work for very low wages. This way they become the most wanted and lowest paid workers for the employers.