Judges, prosecutors claim cuts in their salaries are 'unconstitutional'

In a letter addressed to Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, his fellow coalition leaders -- PASOK?s Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Left?s Fotis Kouvelis -- Justice Minister Antonis Roupakiotis and Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, six judges and prosecutors associations have claimed that the proposed cuts in their salaries and pensions devised by the government are unconstitutional.

Judges and magistrates have been staging a series of rolling work stoppages in recent weeks, while administrative judges have said they will extend their industrial action until October 5.