Sunday March 1, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
11o C
6o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Minister gets tough on civil servants' redundancy scheme

As dozens of mayors across the country continue to resist government plans to put thousands of civil servants into a redundancy scheme demanded by the troika, Administrative Reform Minister Antonis Manitakis on Tuesday resorted to passing an emergency law that will bypass the need for mayors to approve the inclusion of their employees in the scheme.

Manitakis had warned last week that the government would choose employees for the redundancy scheme from a recent census if rebel mayors refused to submit the requested lists of employees.

Of the 2,000 civil servants that the government has promised its foreign creditors it will put in a fast-track program for redundancy, 1,000 are to come from municipal and regional offices and the other 1,000 from state entities that are either overstaffed or due to be merged or abolished. According to sources, the names of the staff from state entities have been finalized. The ministry had expected to draw the names of the 650 municipal and 350 regional authority workers from the mayors’ lists that it has yet to receive. Another 750 municipal workers who have been found guilty of disciplinary offenses face immediate dismissal, Kathimerini understands.

Government officials have expressed fears that failure to put 2,000 state employees into the fast-track redundancy program by the end of the year could prompt the troika to demand immediate and random dismissals.

Resistance to the redundancy scheme has been strongest among municipal employees, with several mayors, including those of Athens and Thessaloniki, joining the protests. Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis has toned down his objections recently however and on Tuesday sent letters to municipal workers’ unions, warning them that the continuation of a 20-day sit-in at City Hall’s administrative offices could put the disbursement of workers’ salaries and holiday pay in jeopardy.

This month is the last time that civil servants are to receive the additional salary traditionally paid at Christmas, in accordance with a new austerity program voted through Parliament last month.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday December 4, 2012 (21:48)  
Greece´s lenders skeptical on new bills but focus on funding needs
Lenders to be consulted over collective bargaining
Alleged accomplices of N17´s Xeros caught in Athens
Hellas Gold and workers react to Greek gov´t decision on plan permit
Schaeuble softens tone, says Greece ´needs time´
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Sunday Greece's new government needs «a bit of time» but is committed to implementing necessary reforms to resolve its debt crisis. "The new G...
Greece to prioritize IMF repayments but wants talks on ECB-held bonds, says Varoufakis
Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are «in a different league» and will n...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Spanoulis leads Olympiakos to win over Malaga
A good second half was enough for Olympiakos to get the better of Unicaja Malaga (77-72) and score its seventh win in eight games at the second group stage of the Euroleague on Friday. Playi...
SOCCER
Ten-man Olympiakos couldn´t overcome Dnipro
Olympiakos drew 2-2 with Dnipro from Ukraine at home on Thursday, playing almost the entire second half with a man down, to bow out of the Europa League, despite facing an opponent which on ...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
A unionist agenda
Maybe Greece will not experience a credit event, “because it is in no one’s interest,” as Minister of State for Coordinating Government Operations Alekos Flambouraris recently assured. Maybe...
EDITORIAL
The beguiling limelight
Too much media exposure is never a good thing and there is no shortage of newcomers in politics who are beguiled by the limelight. What usually comes after this thrall of publicity is the in...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Schaeuble softens tone, says Greece ´needs time´
2. Greece to prioritize IMF repayments but wants talks on ECB-held bonds, says Varoufakis
3. Greece´s lenders skeptical on new bills but focus on funding needs
4. Lenders to be consulted over collective bargaining
5. Alleged accomplices of N17´s Xeros caught in Athens
6. Hellas Gold and workers react to Greek gov´t decision on plan permit
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greece's lenders skeptical on new bills but focus on funding needs
2. Schaeuble softens tone, says Greece 'needs time'
3. Greece to prioritize IMF repayments but wants talks on ECB-held bonds, says Varoufakis
4. Lenders to be consulted over collective bargaining
5. Greece seeks negotiations on ECB bond repayment
6. Spain, Portugal sought to trip up gov’t, Tsipras says
Today
This Week
1. Time for Alexis Tsipras to keep his nerve
2. Greek bailout deal faces review by euro officials next week
3. Greece says eurozone deal won time as cash bled from banks
4. The ignorance of the West about the culture of Islam
5. A fierce battle looms
6. Spain said to lead push to hold Greece to terms as Podemos grows
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.