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Greece to sack 5,000 civil servants each quarter, report says

Greece will reportedly dismiss 5,000 civil servants this year and then fire another 5,000 each quarter from the start of next year until the end of 2015 to meet the troika?s demands for fewer employees in the public sector.

Skai TV and radio claims that the civil servants will be placed in a type of labor pool. It was suggested a few weeks ago that sacked bureaucrats would receive part of their normal wages for a year before being formally dismissed.

Greece agreed in 2010, when it signed the loan agreement with the European Union and International Monetary Fund, to reduce the number of people employed in the civil service by the end of 2015.

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